Harris | We have to be more clinical

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The Bluebirds will be in the hat for the Fifth Round of the FA Cup, drawing 1-1 with Reading at the Madejski Stadium.

After the match, City manager Neil Harris spoke to the press and media, reflecting on a frenetic match with plenty of chances.

“We should have won the game.” Harris began. “We had enough chances to win in the end. I thought Sol’s chance late on went in – he couldn’t believe that he missed either. But It wasn’t to be today, and we have to be more clinical going forward.”

Harris made seven changes to his starting lineup, and the boss explained the importance of using the full capability of his City squad.

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“We made a lot of changes ourselves, to think about the fixture list," he continued. "But I picked a strong team today. We have players that need minutes, and it’s important to make those changes because we’re fighting to reach the Play-Offs.

“We understand that we have to rotate and that’s why we have a good squad of players.”

With a place in the Fifth Round at stake in the upcoming replay, Harris underlined the significance of the FA Cup.

“This competition is hugely important to me, and the Club," he said. "Obviously we play Reading next Friday in the league, and now we’ll face them again in the replay too.

"We’re frustrated not to win, and now we’ll have to do it the hard way, like against Carlisle.”