Date: 20th June 2020 at 11:01am
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Today is finally the day Charlton Athletic are returning to action against Hull City for the biggest game of the season so far and Addicks defender Tom Lockyer says the side are confident ahead of this relegation six-pointer, but will be missing the presence of the fans.

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The Welsh international has had a decent season so far for him personally, but the goals amount of goals that still go in are probably something Bowyer worked on with him and the side.

As much of a good defender that he is I think we can step off on the concentration on defending too much and that is what costs us games in the final half of matches, I’m sure whatever the problem was it’s being fixed by Bowyer.

The 25-year old spoke with the club’s official website and here is what he had to say

“The closer it comes, the more excited you get, it was the Premier League restart this week, that got me excited. We’re looking really forward to get going and see how we get on.

“The game against Hull is massive. We’ve had a while now to think about it and look forward to it. We’re full of positivity, we’re excited. It’s been like another pre-season, I heard Pratley is counting it as another season on his C.V!

“We look forward to Saturday now, it’s different and nobody has done this before. We look fit and are ready but until we get out there we’ll never know.”

Great to see that the lads are excited and ready to get out there, although it won’t be normal for them whatsoever, in fact it’s going to feel like an U23s match with no fans there whatsoever, so without the Addicks fans pushing them on, will they be able to scrape out a win?

Lockyer also mentioned the situation with no fans and here is what he had to say

“It’ll be so different, there will be a lot of times where you need the fans to give you the extra 10-15%. When you have such good fans like us, they do it regularly for you. We don’t have them so we’ll have to dig deep and get something from within us to keep us going. The task in hand now is massive, everyone is up for it. Let’s go and do it and enjoy it whilst we do it.

“Sometimes fans can get on your back too, we don’t have it often at Charlton. If you have a few bad touches you can feel the pressure so we’ll play without that from the fans but we know the other lads will be on our back. We’ll have Bows on our back, and you’re definitely going to hear that now there’s no fans in the stadiums!”

We kick off later on at 3 pm and I really can’t wait, we are all armchair supporters now, unfortunately!

Lockyer also left a message for fans

“I want to tell the fans to stick with us. Stay behind us, try your best. It’s hard. The boys do check social media and see everything @’d towards them. If there’s a lot of positive messages, that’ll be fantastic.”


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