Josh Parker has not had the best of times in SE7, from missing sitters to the fans threatening to invade the pitch if he scores, things like that will not put his hopes up of striking the back of the net for the Addicks, but after a solid hard-working performance against Doncaster in Sunday’s 2-1 win the fans have started to warm to Parker after he showed he can do the job.
I was really happy that Josh Parker went out there and worked his socks off because that is what he needed to do the win the fans over, it wasn’t about scoring or the quality of his play we just want him to work hard and then the rewards will come for him. However, there is no time to mess around he needs to put in the same shift if he is to play the next two games (depending on Igor’s injury) but I have faith that he will come out at The Valley and get himself a goal because he has been coming so close in the last two games.
Speaking with the South London Press Josh Parker had this to say after he got a decent reception off the fans
“It was unreal for me because the fans haven’t got to see a lot of me, that’s no fault of my own, it’s just because other people have been doing their job well. For me, it was a very nice reception and one that I’ve been trying to work for, for a long time. Now I’ve got two games back to back and it feels like I’m getting there slowly.”
“I’m happy to be in the team now. It’s frustrating but at the same time, you have to enjoy being a part of it because I came into a team that was winning, winning, winning, so I couldn’t be knocking at the manager’s door saying that I want to be playing. I just have to enjoy it and any time that I’m given, make the most of it. Unfortunately, Igor got injured but for me, it’s my chance to help the team to get towards the target.”
Parker knows he has not been at his best of late, but with his recent performances he shows he can work hard for the team and I think a goal is coming for him very soon, I reckon he will score against Doncaster on Friday, but don’t hold me to that. You can see how close he has been getting he hit the post twice against Rochdale and he had a goal disallowed against Doncaster on Sunday so he is slowly but surely getting there, he needs a goal, not just us but for himself.
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