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“We’re disappointed not to get the win” says West Brom loanee Jonathan Leko after Charlton draw with Nottingham Forest


West Bromwich Albion loanee Jonathan Leko shared his disappointment after Charlton were unable to convert an impressive display into all three points against Nottingham Forest.

The Addicks played some lovely football in Wednesday’s clash with the Tricky Trees but had to settle for a draw after Albert Adomah’s late leveller cancelled out Lyle Taylor’s first-half header.

Leko, who whipped in the cross for Taylor’s goal, felt his side should have had the win wrapped up by half-time.

“We’re a bit disappointed. Our performance was good but we’re a bit disappointed we didn’t get the win. We should have finished it off first-half but we’re happy with the performance.

“First half we were pressing. We try and press as high as we can. They couldn’t get nowhere near us. Literally. We could have been three or four nil up, first-half. We were really happy with that.

“The gaffer has been telling us to press high. As soon as we lose the ball, try and press and win it as quick as possible. We’re trying to do that for the gaffer. We’re all positive. It’s good.”

The attack-minded youngster is on a season-long loan from The Hawthorns – and hopes he can make the most of his time in South London.

“I just wanted to play football,” he explained.

“Get game time. Try and score, set up goals. It was an easy one. As soon as I spoke to the manager it was an easy decision. Just score and set up goals. I’ve got two assists already. I just need to score now.

“I don’t really mind [what position he plays in]. As long as I’m playing I’m happy.

“The fans here are crazy. Not like that, in a good way. They were chanting every second, every moment of the game. It’s good, I like it.

“[Taylor] is good to play with. I try and learn a bit from him. He’s always giving me advice. He’s good to play with, I like him.”


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