Bowyer aware there’s still plenty for Charlton to do

Brian Jeeves

Charlton Athletic 1-0 Queen’s Park Rangers – Reaction

SIX POINTS from two matches on their return to Sky Bet Championship action has left Charlton Athletic manager, Lee Bowyer, pretty content with his lot.

An early header from Darren Pratley proved sufficient to see off Queen’s Park Rangers at The Valley, lifting the Addicks three points clear of the dropzone. However, the former midfielder isn’t counting his chickens as his side continued their scramble away from the trap door.

“With seven games to go there is still a lot of time left,” the Addicks chief told

“We’re not out of it now. We still have to focus and keep fighting for every point because this league can hurt you. We’ve had a good start, we’re in a good position but we have to keep fighting to the end because the most important thing for me is that we stay in the division.

“The team spirit has always been high, obviously last week’s result helped. This one will give them another lift and it is my job to keep their feet on the ground and let them know we aren’t safe and we have to keep pushing and fighting for every point.”

Meanwhile, R’s boss, Mark Warburton, bemoaned: “They defended with real resilience and aggression, which we knew they would do. Their centre-halves were strong and solid, and we didn’t have the quality to break them down.”


Brian Jeeves