Charlton Athletic boss Lee Bowyer: I knew I’d get a response against Ipswich – that was the proper us

Charlton Athletic manager Lee Bowyer reckoned his side were back to their best in today’s 2-0 victory at Ipswich Town.

Albie Morgan and Omar Bogle were on target to lift the Addicks to third in the League One standings.

And it was the perfect response to Tuesday’s 4-2 defeat at struggling Burton Albion which had ended an eight-game unbeaten run in the league.

Bowyer said: “From start to finish we were excellent.

“Another good, solid away performance, clean sheet, scored two – the only thing I’d criticise, if I’m being ultra picky is that we should’ve scored more. We got in and around their box a lot.

Albie Morgan wheels away in celebration after giving Charlton the lead at Ipswich. Kyle Andrews

“When we did we just didn’t take care as well as I’d have liked. If we had then we’d have scored at least another two, three goals – but some great performances.

“I’m pleased for Omar and Albie. That was why I was resting Albie on Tuesday, he wouldn’t have been able to do what he did today. That’s his first league goal and he deserves it – he’s come a long way.

“I will always praise people who put in the hard work and Albie’s definitely one of them. Things are finally starting to sink in for him.

“And Omar, coming off the bench, it was tough for him Tuesday. I’m pleased for him as well. A lot of players worked really, really hard.

“I know them as a group and Tuesday came from nowhere. I said to you guys after the game: “That’s not us’. I knew I’d get that reaction. That was just freak on Tuesday, no-one knows where it came from. That’s what we’re about – clean sheet, good solid team performance, move the ball well and create chances. I had no doubt that would happen today.”

PICTURES: KYLE ANDREWS


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