Bowyer on "unplayable" Fosu and "clever" Reeves

Charlton manager Lee Bowyer said Tariqe Fosu was “unplayable” in Charlton’s 2-0 win at home to Gillingham today.

The 23-year-old played a lovely through ball to set-up Ben Reeves for the Addicks opening goal and then struck an absolute beauty from 25 yards to double Charlton’s lead.

Fosu started last season in scintillating fashion ending up with nine goals and after an injury-hit start to the season he is playing his way in to form.

Bowyer said: “He looked a bit sharper last week against Wimbledon. Today, especially first half, I thought he was unplayable, like the Tariqe we had last season. 

“I said we’ve just got to be patient with him. You don’t go from a good player to a bad player in no time at all. We just had to be patient, he was catching up fitness wise, so hopefully now he’s caught up and going on today’s display then I’d say we’re getting the old Tariqe back.”

The game also saw Reeves net his first goal of the season and Bowyer reserved some praise for the former MK Dons man.  

He said: “He’s very clever in possession, we know what he brings in possession. Out of possession he works hard. I’m pleased he actually ran into the box. He doesn’t like doing that for some reason. I keep telling him ‘Get into the box, get in the box’ and today he got in two or three times. He should have scored another. I’m happy he’s got a goal, I think a few of them could have scored today.”

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