QPR attacker Mackie: Sluggish starts are costing us

Jamie Mackie admits QPR need to start games in better shape after drawing with Reading.

Jamie Mackie admits QPR need to start games in better shape after drawing with Reading.

Sunday exposed two of QPR's shortcomings - conceding early goals and vulnerability from set-pieces, with Kaspars Gorkss opening the scoring from a corner in the 16th minute before Djibril Cisse equalised 24 minutes from time.

Mackie said: "We need to start games quicker, get a foothold in the game and not let teams like Reading play against us. Once they do get a goal and they've got a carrot they're very hard to break down, they're an organised side.

"If we could put a finger on it then we'd stop it but we definitely need to sort that out because in the Premier League you can't give goals away early on and cheaply."

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