Jones on loss to Wycombe

Nathan Jones claps supporters

Nathan Jones was disappointed with his side’s performance on Saturday afternoon, as they lost 1-0 at Wycombe Wanderers on the final day of the season.

“That wasn’t good watching today,” he told CharltonTV. “I feel for [the fans] today, I really do. Because I didn’t like watching that and they’ve had to pay to watch it.”

“I actually got paid to watch that today and I didn’t like watching it. So I really feel for them today, because you can’t pull the wool over football fans’ eyes. That wasn’t good enough today.”

The Addicks conceded an early goal from a Luke Leahy penalty and were never able to find the equaliser. Jones was clear in his belief that his side’s main weakness is at the back.

“It’s a rubber stamp of what I’ve got to do in the summer. Four clean sheets in 46 – it shows where the frailties are,” he said.

“This club’s had three managers this year, and none of us have kept clean sheets. Three managers can’t be bad, so it’s personnel.”

Charlton were much better in the second period, aided by the likes of Tyreece Campbell, who was brought on at half time alongside Lewis Fiorini and Kazenga LuaLua.

Jones explained the wholesale changes at the break, saying: “We made changes at half time because they weren’t contributing to the game. And if they weren’t contributing to the game, how long do we leave it?”

But the boss wanted to stress that he sees a lot of work to be done in the transfer market ahead of next season. 

“I don’t want to speak too much now, but it’s a big summer ahead,” he said. “We can’t be sentimental. We’ve got to be bold in what we want to do next year. I think we’ve got as far as we possibly can with the group.”

“There will be a categorically different squad from the one we have right now next year. There has to be otherwise it’s going to be a tough season again,” he continued. 

“We’ll make big changes over the summer and then come back and hopefully hit the ground running and give them a side that [the supporters] can look at and really want to get behind.”

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