Jones reflects on draw at Exeter

Nathan Jones post-match

Nathan Jones was frustrated that his side were not able to turn their dominance into a win on Good Friday as the Addicks drew 1-1 at Exeter City.

“We’ve come here and had more possession, we’ve had more shots, more shots on target,” he told CharltonTV. “I'm just disappointed with the overall performance. I think if we’d been at it or anywhere near our levels today, we would have won the game.

“That’s the third away game now with Northampton [and Fleetwood] as well where we’re comfortable,” he continued. “And we end up having three draws and possibly could have won all three games, so it’s a little bit frustrating but that’s just the way it is.”

Charlton went behind after six minutes, with the home side making their early pressure count.

“I’m a bit disappointed if I’m honest because we came here wanting to be really aggressive,” said Jones. “We wanted to start really well and they didn’t. We weren’t front-footed from the start.”

The boss put the slow start down to an international break which saw a number of players travelling across the globe.

There were positives to take, not least the impact of Jones’ gamechangers - in particular Tyreeq Bakinson and the returning Chuks Aneke.

“I thought all the players who came on really impacted it,” said the gaffer. “We really went for it at the end. When we scored, we still kept wanting to go for the win.

“It’s another point. It’s another game unbeaten. There’s a lot of positives that come out of it, but I’m just disappointed with the overall performance.”

Jones is glad to be getting back to The Valley, with the next match coming against Stevenage on Monday. “We’ve had seven games away and three at home. The schedule is just crazy,” he said.

“But now we’ve got three at home so we have to make sure that we take advantage of that.”

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