Charlton manager Lee Bowyer heaped praise on Naby Sarr for his contribution in their shock 1-0 win at Nottingham Forest.

The defender’s sumptuous delivery from the left was met by Lyle Taylor at the back post to register the only goal of the game that lifted the Addicks up to 19th in the league, six points clear of the bottom three.

"The goal was something that we worked on in training," a delighted Bowyer said.

"We had to walk through it because they were still recovering from the weekend!

“But we had to be brave on the press and if Naby wasn’t brave there then we wouldn’t have scored the goal.

"He was really high, he was in front of myself and then that was some ball... But that is what he has though, it’s that left foot, and if you give Lyle Taylor the chance then he scores.

"I’m pleased for Naby and I’m pleased for Lyle and I’m happy that what I’ve drummed into them has paid off."

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The result comes just three days after a below-par outing at relegation rivals Stoke, who ran out 3-1 winners at the Bet365 Stadium.

Bowyer held no punches in analysing that defeat and was sure he’d get the right response at the City Ground on Tuesday evening.

"We had a group that keep going and on the odd occasion their standards will drop, they’re only human," he added

"They will make mistakes and they can’t maintain that effort and on Saturday they showed that.

"Of course that hurt and it hurt everyone to do with the football club because no one likes seeing it. It’s then my job to pick them up and push them and not allow it to happen again and it think this was the perfect response."

Few gave Bowyer’s men hope of picking up any points at a Forest side who would’ve moved second in the division with a victory.

But the Addick’s chief insisted his side were worthy winners and showed no characteristics of a side who have failed to win on the road in five months.

"Tonight was much more like the way that we can play and, from start to finish, I thought that we were better than them.

"They created the odd chance here and there and yet they’re a good side.

“There’s not many teams that will have taken four points from Forest this season, especially coming here and getting three.

"The only criticism that I have is that we should have won the game by more."