Joe Aribo calls for Charlton to show a ruthless streak following draw with Accrington Stanley

Charlton need to develop a ruthless streak, according to midfielder Joe Aribo.

The Addicks were accused of ‘horrendous’ decision-making by caretaker boss Lee Bowyer following Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Accrington Stanley.

Karlan Grant’s header had given the South Londoners a first-half lead but their wastefulness in-front of goal was punished when Jordan Clark equalised late on.

“We felt like we could have been more ruthless in both boxes,” admitted Aribo.

“We could have been more ruthless in the final third and got more goals on the board.

“It’s just in and around both boxes we need to be more ruthless. We can’t be conceding goals and we need to score more goals. That’s essentially what it comes down to, that’s what football is.

Charlton Athletic’s Joe Aribo and Accrington Stanley’s Scott Brown battle for the ball

“We’ve been putting in good performances and working hard as a team. It’s just results right now aren’t really going our way. We just need to keep pushing together.

“[Bowyer] spoke to us and said we need to be better. We need to be more ruthless. We need to just want it more. That’s what I mean by ruthless. We just need to make the right decisions in the final third and then it can be a tap in or something like that to create a goal.

“You can’t go wrong with the performances we’re putting in, we’re working together. I just want to see what’s going to happen for the rest of the season.”


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