Jones: 'We've got to build on Tuesday's game'

Nathan Jones speaks to the press

Nathan Jones spoke ahead of this weekend’s Sky Bet League One clash against promotion-chasing Bolton Wanderers at the Toughsheet Community Stadium, admitting that Tuesday’s draw against Lincoln City is an opportunity to build upon.

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Jones said: “We’ve got to build on Tuesday's game, not just harness it, we have to build on it. We want to be a front footed and dominant side, to do that you have to build momentum and that was a start. It was a different intensity from the Reading game, a different level of performance in terms of being more potent. That is what we have to do, we have to build on it, it’s not just harnessing it because, as I said, we do not want to be a passive team."

Kayne Ramsay, who made his full Charlton debut on Tuesday, was substituted in the latter stages. Jones explained: “We had to replace Kayne Ramsay so we are accessing him and seeing how he is, we will know more in the coming days.

“He had just had a stiff hamstring so we are waiting on scan results to find out if it is just stiffness or if there was any kind of damage. We accessed that yesterday and we are now waiting on results."

Jones confirmed that the returning Chuks Aneke had come through Tuesday's game fine and that Terry Taylor is also available for selection.

He added: “We want everyone to be fit and available, not just Chuks. We have had some people out, [Panutche] Camara is back, Hec [Michael Hector] won’t be long. We have got real strength to choose from. We are going to demand from them, they put in a big shift against Reading. We are going to prepare well to go into Bolton and prepare for a tough game."

Saturday’s hosts head into the tie boasting the most successful home record in the third tier and have lost just once in their last 10 games.

“They will pose an excellent test," Jones said. "They are right up the top going for automatic promotion. The manager has been there a few years, they are well drilled and know what they are doing. We have to travel there and make sure we are the best version of us otherwise it'll be a tough tough game.

"Ian Evatt [Bolton's Manager] is an excellent manager, he has done really well at that football club, got them promoted and they were unfortunate last year. Now they are showing that they are stronger again, they have improved year in year out. The stability they have got has really helped that."

Jones admitted that the support of the Charlton faithful is vital within the contribution to success at the club, with more than 350 supporters already set to make the trip up to Bolton.

He said: “Any support we get is vital. Going up to a place that is tough, there will be a decent crowd there, it’s a team that is playing well and they know what they are doing. We are going to have to be as a football club the best version of ourselves.

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