Pearce: "We're in a good position, we just need to put a run together"

Jason Pearce says his team will be pushing hard to rediscover some consistency after the Addicks dropped two points deep in injury-time at Shrewsbury Town on Saturday.

Having taken a second-half lead through Ben Watson, the Addicks conceded a 95th-minute penalty which saw the hosts claim their equaliser, leaving Lee Bowyer’s men with a frustrating solitary point.

After making his first league start of the season following his return from injury, Pearce insists the squad will push past the disappointment of the last two games and move forward.

“It’s a frustrating one,” said the skipper.

“But it’s still early in the season, we’re in a good position and we just need to put a run together. It’s about that consistency, we haven’t got it at the moment, but hopefully we’ll get it. We’ll keep pushing hard and work together because this is not an easy league.”

Meanwhile, Saturday was the first time Pearce had been paired alongside Akin Famewo, who was also making his first start after an injury lay-off.

And with the Norwich City loanee having impressed in the early part of the season, Pearce is looking forward to forging a partnership with the defender who he says has a bright future.

“We brought in Akin and Ryan Inniss, and we have Deji Oshilaja as well – they’re all good centre-halves, we all get on well off the pitch and we all want to help each other,” he said.

“Obviously, Ryan has a bad injury and Deji is just coming back and I was lucky to play alongside Akin. He’s a top talent – a real good specimen, big lad, great on the ball and he’s got a great chance of going to the top, I said that to him after the game.

“I enjoyed playing with him and I hope I can help him as well. The more we play with each other, the more understanding we’ll get because it’s hard as a centre-half pairing when you don’t know what each other’s going to do, so it’s important that we carry on playing together, hopefully, if the manager picks us.”

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