Macauley Bonne netted his ninth goal of the season and drew praise from his manager for a very hard-working performance in Charlton’s loss at third-placed Brentford on Tuesday.
The Addicks’ striker, who joined from Leyton Orient in the summer, was quickest to react to get on the end of a cleverly cushioned header from Jake Forster-Caskey to give his side an early lead.
Speaking after the game Lee Bowyer said: “I’m pleased for him because he does work hard for the team, so I’m pleased he got his goal. The most important thing is that it gives him a bit of confidence now ahead of the last four games coming up. He ran himself into the ground, he couldn’t move in the end.”
The Charlton Manager, who praised his side following the defeat, explained the absence from the squad on Tuesday of Andre Green, who missed out with a knock, and Tomer Hemed, who was rested after playing 90 minutes against Millwall. He added: “We had to look after Tomer and make sure he is ready for the weekend.”