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Mackie looking to build on Ipswich winner

24 February 2015

Wideman eager for consistency

Jamie Mackie wants Reading continue their impressive away form when they visit Huddersfield Town this evening.

Saturday’s victory at Ipswich Town made it four wins in five games on the road for the Royals, who have only been beaten once on their travels in 2015.

And Mackie is keen for his side to keep that streak going, but also says that he and his team-mates are desperate to start replicating their away performances at the Madejski Stadium.

“It was great to get the winner on Saturday but more important to get the three points against a very good team; Ipswich would have gone top with a win,” said the Nottingham Forest loanee.

“We need to find a level of consistency to be a bit more exciting towards the end of the season. As players, we just go into every game trying to win and we have got the ability to do that. We’ve shown it against some top sides this season.

“We’ve got some very good footballers. We can dominant possession and play good football. I don’t think we’re more suited to playing away, it’s just the way it is at the moment.

“You go through spells of being dominant either at home or away. It happens through seasons. As players, we really need to find a consistent way of playing and that right mentality to be able to be able to win games at home.

“We need to find that within ourselves and transport those away performances into our home games. We need to be right on it at the moment to churn out a few more wins.”

Due to the Royals’ ongoing progress in the FA Cup, the club have faced, and will continue to face, a fixture backlog in the coming weeks.

Mackie, though, would not have it any other way.

He said: “That’s the Championship – it’s gruelling but I see it as a good thing. The staff we’ve got at the training ground are second to none in terms of getting us recovered.

“If you have a bad result then it gives you an immediate opportunity to bounce back from it. We did that at Ipswich after Wigan and now hopefully we can build on that at Huddersfield. 

“Hopefully I’ll get another game on Tuesday because I’ve had a couple of injuries this season and I just want to be out there. I love my football and I’m really enjoying my time here.”

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