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Paul Warne’s post-match comments underline that Charlton had too much intensity and desire for Derby County

Derby County boss Paul Warne’s post-match comments will be music to the ears of Nathan Jones – after he admitted his promotion-chasers could not handle the intensity of Charlton Athletic’s second-half performance in Tuesday’s League One encounter.

The Addicks overturned a 1-0 deficit at the break to win for the first time in 17 league matches with Alfie May’s penalty and Karoy Anderson’s on target.

“They put it on us in a couple of areas and we didn’t stand up to it, which is disappointing,” said Warne, whose Rams side are still second in the standings. “I don’t think it was a tactical game in any way. We got done by two bad bits of play ourselves and Charlton took advantage of it.

“Joe (Wildsmith, Derby keeper) has stuck his hand up (after the game for his foul on Daniel Kanu for the spot-kick). That’s a big error and big swing point in the game. We can’t afford to give any team here help.

“They capitalise on a sideways pass (for Anderson’s goal). We nearly get out of trouble…but we don’t. Then it is all us but it was huff and puff – I can’t say there was any cutting edge to our play.

“Charlton had a way of playing (in the first half) where they were just trying to get in behind all the time and trying to get second balls. We dealt with that and the first 25 minutes was probably the best we’ve played without creating chances. I was pretty pleased with the first half, I don’t think they had an attempt at goal.

“We didn’t start the second half well, we can’t seem to do back-to-back halves for some crazy reason. They came at us and we nearly conceded off a set-piece.

“We just didn’t have enough physical part of our game to match Charlton’s intensity.”

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