Lee Bowyer was delighted as his Charlton side extended their winning run to three games with victory at Bradford City.
Goals from strike partners Karlan Grant and Lyle Taylor secured a 2-0 win for the South Londoners, who controlled the first-half but had to defend doggedly as the Bantams looked to come back into it after the interval.
“I think the first half we were excellent,” explained Bowyer, whose side are now unbeaten in four League One games.
“We moved the ball well and controlled the first-half. I think we should have been at least two or three up at half-time. We need to be more ruthless. We need to put teams to bed. We keep doing that at the moment.
“Second-half we made it tough on ourselves. We gave the ball back to them too easily at times and they put us under a bit of pressure, without creating any chances. We just kept giving the ball back.
“The most important thing is we got the three points and the clean sheet. It’s a tough place to come here. I came here as a player and lost. The crowd get behind them. Our lads all stuck together and thoroughly deserved the three points.”
“That how we should be defending,” added the Addicks boss, after his side restricted the hosts to few real chances.
“A clean sheet. There was togetherness. The back-four and the midfielders. Josh Cullen played 90 minutes on Tuesday. To put in a 90-minute performance like that – he was everywhere today. Picked up a hell of a lot of second balls and broke up a lot of play. As a whole I’m delighted with coming away with a clean sheet. It’s a tough place to come but they didn’t really create anything. We deserved to win for sure.
“I said once we started getting some players back fit, we’ll start winning some more games. The two that we’ve lost have been harsh. The two that we drew – maybe Fleetwood was a fair result but Accrington, we should have won. We’ll keep going and we’ll keep pushing. I’ll keep demanding from them. And we’ll hopefully keep winning games.”
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