Date: 14th March 2018 at 11:43pm
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Charlton Athletic’s Chris Solly knew that even an apology for the performance against Blackpool on Tuesday evening wasn’t enough, as they remained only words.

Having headed to Bloomfield Road with 264 long distance fans in attendance, well the less said about the actual showing is maybe better and I guess you had to be there to truly understand and thankfully (maybe) plenty weren’t.

With manager Karl Robinson making his thoughts perfectly clear post game, Chris Solly was also fronting up for media duties and he told the Official Site that although the side had to apologise for the showing, he knew the apology would count for little to fans given they were only words and a real apology has to be a far, far better performance in our next game to make it up to them.

The Academy graduate explained.

‘It was a disappointing performance and the gaffer told us straight that it wasn’t good enough. As players, we know that and it is up to us to turn this around now. We are on a bad run of form. We have got to look at ourselves now and put it right on Saturday. We had one or two half chances but as a team we aren’t performing at the moment. We can’t blame the forward boys because we aren’t creating enough chances from midfield and in defence we aren’t helping them out enough. Everyone has got to take a real good look at themselves in the mirror but we have got to stick together. We have to look at ourselves as individuals but we need to work together as a team and put this right, starting with Fleetwood at home. That is a massive game for us.’

It was of course Charlton’s third defeat in a row in League One and we now sit five points shy of the Play Off spots, but if there is a silver lining in comes in the fact we do hold a game in hand but to take advantage of that we have to be a hell of a lot better moving forward.

‘As a player, there is no point in even looking at the league table if we aren’t going to win games. We still feel like we are in a position to get there but unless we start winning then nothing will change. It’s all on us. If we win enough games then we will make it and if we don’t then we won’t.’

He rightly ended with praise for the travelling fans for their efforts.

‘It’s an unbelievable effort from them and we can’t thank them enough for the support they give us. It wasn’t good enough from us and I apologise for that but we’ll look to put it right on Saturday now.’

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