Bowyer: "When you come to places like Blackpool, the most important thing is three points"

Lee Bowyer was pleased with his side's 1-0 win at Blackpool but believes there is more to come from his new-look team. 

The Addicks added nine players in the three weeks after the takeover of Thomas Sandgaard and have now gone three games without conceding winning the last two games 1-0.

He said: “We made hard work of it. They went down to 10 men early. I’d rather him go through, score and play 11v11, it might have been a much better game.

“I was a bit disappointed we didn’t take advantage of that, we didn’t move the ball. We didn’t really hurt them when they went down to 10. The most important thing on a Tuesday night, when you come to places like Blackpool, the most important thing is three points.

“I’ve said to them that we are much better than we showed tonight. We showed some good bits here and there, what we can do and what we are capable of doing but we didn’t show it enough tonight. We will get better, we made a few changes, people gelling into the squad, so we will get better.”

The Addicks played much of the game with 10 men too, with Ben Purrington sent off in the 39th minute for a second bookable offence. Bowyer felt the yellow card was “soft” and added: “So many decisions tonight where there was a lot of guessing going on.”

He was very pleased though with Charlton’s winner, headed home by Chuks Aneke seven minutes from time. He said: “I thought it was a great goal. Young Ian was great when he came on. He showed he’s got some quality, great delivery Alife and a good header. I’m pleased for Chuks because he’s really starting to come alive in that strikers role.”

Bowyer's full post-game interview is available on Valley Pass and for those who purchased the Blackpool game below.

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