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.”
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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.”