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Addicks chief happy with defence but wants strikers to deliver
CHRIS Powell is pleased with Charlton’s new defensive resolve and is confident the goals will soon start flowing at the other end of the pitch.
Powell was speaking after the Addicks earned their third clean sheet in succession with a 0-0 draw at home to Wigan on Sunday.
The hosts were defensively solid throughout but failed to find the back of the net, despite creating some decent goal scoring opportunities.
Powell said: “We haven’t scored many this season, I think we’re the lowest scorers.
“We want to get both parts of the game right but I think any manager would tell you that you need a foundation first.
“The mentality of my back four, or back five including my keeper, is very, very good and I felt Michael Morrison and Richard Wood were very, very good.”
He added: “If the defenders are giving you that, then the midfielders and strikers know if we get it right in the attacking third we can win games because the defensive mentality is very good.
“But you do have to get the balance right and I suppose that’s why the strikers get paid the most money, because they need to eek out one or two chances that could win us the three points.
“At the minute it’s a bit tough and we lost Yann again.
“Hopefully it’s not as bad as last time but Marvin Sordell and Simon Church still had one or two situations today, so we just need one of them to fall right for us and then we’ll have the perfect performance.”
Charlton’s best chance of the game fell to midfielder Bradley Pritchard after great work down the wing from Cameron Stewart.
Pritchard found himself in space on the edge of the box with the whole goal to aim at, but the Zimbabwean blazed his shot over the bar.
Powell said: “You want to make the chances and create the chances we did, but I suppose you want chances like that to full to your strikers rather than your midfielder.
“But he’s a decent finisher but just hasn’t shown it enough for us.
“I’m sure the fans will feel he should have taken it and of course you want him to take it but he just didn't get over it and obviously he’s skied it.
“I’m disappointed because when chances are at a premium you want to take them.”
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