Bowyer on Charlton's loss to Blackpool

Lee Bowyer was frustrated following his side's 3-0 loss to Blackpool at The Valley.

The Addicks found themselves a goal behind just eight minutes in through a Jerry Yates penalty.

“Where do you start? We gave them a goal head start from a simple ball in behind,” he told Charlton TV's Valley Pass Live. “After that the officials kill us. Jayden Stockley's [disallowed] goal was onside again. [Darren] Pratley’s second yellow was harsh. Chuks Aneke's red too. It was one decision after the other today, we got nothing from the officials. We will contest Chuks’ red, he jumped for the ball to contest and does what every striker would do there.

“Their second goal was disappointing, picked it up 40 yards from goal and ran 20 yards uncontested, it wasn't good enough.

“The second penalty they got was unreal, the worst decision I’ve ever seen in my life. The player dives on the floor. They keep making decisions against us and they have to be accountable as well. I’d love to see who is watching the ref and judging him. We are going to appeal and send all these clips in and we will get another apology but that doesn't help me or the team. We have to improve and improve quickly.”

Half-time saw the introduction of four substitutes as Aneke, Matt Smith, Ian Maatsen and Ben Watson came into the action. Discussing the half-time changes.

The result saw the Addicks drop down to 12th position in the table, and the manager believes that the position isn’t a true reflection of the squad.

He said: “It’s not good enough, I said from the beginning it will be difficult to get to the playoffs but we are better than where we are in the league, it’s not good enough where we are sitting. We have better players than 12th position and they have to look at themselves at times.”

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