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Sparky: "Unfortunately it wasn't to be"

Striker reflects on Royals debut at Forest

12 August 2018

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Marc McNulty says he and his Royals team-mates need to tap into their ruthless streak in front of goal, after making his competitive debut for the club at the weekend.


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McNulty came on after an hour against Nottingham Forest at The City Ground, getting his first Championship minutes for the club after his summer move from Coventry City.

The Royals were left frustrated after coming away with a 1-0 defeat from the East Midlands on Saturday, but McNulty says it's all about finding form in front of goal.

“I think we had a lot of chances that we maybe should have taken," McNulty said. "On another day, you score a couple but unfortunately it wasn’t meant to be.

“It was a level game, I think a point would probably have been fair but it’s been one of the days where we’ve come away with nothing.

“You could say a lot about after their goal but I think we were still trying to do a lot of things well, we still had a couple of chances to level the game up.

“The boys and I were confident that if we got a chance then we could take it – but today it wasn’t to be.

“Football’s a bit like that – sometimes you need a bit of luck and sometimes, like today, it’ll not quite happen.

“We’ve got to be ruthless, you can’t just say every week ‘if’ we took our chances – we need to take our chances and start putting points on the board.

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“I’m confident that the more minutes I get, I’ll score some goals and I’m just looking forward to getting out there and playing.

Having joined the club around a month ago, stepping up two divisions in the process, McNulty says he feels right at home as a Royal and has settled into his new surroundings.

“I’m learning something new every day, from the manager, the staff and some of the older boys – they’re brilliant," he added.

“The training’s great, it’s very intense and everyone around the club is very friendly.

"It’s a good club to be a part of and I’m looking forward to the future."

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