Magilton: We can be our own worst enemy

BLUES boss Jim Magilton has insisted he has the basis of a decent side, but admits they can be their own worst enemy at times.

Derek Davis

By Derek Davis

BLUES boss Jim Magilton has insisted he has the basis of a decent side, but admits they can be their own worst enemy at times.

Town go in to the international break in 17th place in the Championship after ten games looking to bounce back at home against Swansea following a 2-1 loss at Charlton.

After the loss Magilton was asked how close he felt his squad was to becoming a good team and how far he felt they could go after playing well for patches at The Valley.

Magilton said: “It just frustrating, not just for myself, but for them as well. We feel as if we are very close and then something happens. We are our own worst enemies at times.

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“We have moments when we get a bit panicky and get nervous. At 2-1 down we started playing again and looked as if we were going to go on and win again.

“When we do play, we look a really decent side. We beat Reading at home who will be there or thereabouts and if you finish above them then you have areal chance of being promoted. That is the guide for us.”

Magilton was pleased with the way his side finished the game at Charlton and felt they could have come away with at least a point.

He said: “We showed a real desire to get a result. Okay Charlton were defending the lead, but we kept pushing.

“This was a bad result, but another decent away performance and we can take heart from that.”

But Magilton was not pleased with the way either goal was conceded and added: “I will have to look at the free kick because I don't think the keeper should be beaten from there at his far post.

“It was a poor second goal to give away. A Premier League defender beaten on the wrong side and it came off him for an own goal.”

Town have again been linked with Burnley midfielder Alan Mahon who is in the last year of his contract at Turf Moor.

Mahon was an unused substitute in the Clarets' 3-1 loss at Reading on Saturday and Magilton has shown an interest in the left-footed Irishman in the past.

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