Date: 14th August 2017 at 7:02pm
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Jason Pearce has backed Charlton Athletic to bounce back quickly from the weekend’s defeat against Plymouth Argyle as he felt there were plenty of positives that could be taken from the game.

Having been beaten two nil at Home Park, Pearce knew that we could’ve been three goals to the good before they scored in the second period given our dominance of the first half, but he had to credit their keeper for a number of fine stops.

Speaking to the Official Site as he met with the media this week, Pearce explained.

‘Obviously it is massively frustrating because we started the game really well, totally dominated in the first half and created a lot of chances. On another day, we take them and we go in at half-time two or three goals up and the game is over. We didn`t get the goals, so it was always going to be difficult after the break.’

He went on to add.

‘Plymouth are a big side and we spoke about set plays and unfortunately we conceded from one and then they`ve caught on the counter at the end. There are a lot of positives to take from the performance but ultimately we lost the game, which is disappointing.’

Pearce went on to say that with it being the first defeat of the campaign, the players certainly wouldn’t let it knock their confidence and the aim was to bounce back quickly in the next match.

‘All of the lads are down in the changing room but in the back of our minds we also know that we played well and on another day we could have had a different result. It`s better to lose early on in the season and learn from our mistakes. Throughout the game we showed good composure and bravery to get on the ball and that is what we want to do this season. We`ve got to take our chances. Trying to keep a clean sheet in every single game is always difficult but as a team we felt comfortable.’

He ended by thanking the travelling fans.

‘The fans turned out in their numbers and we all really appreciated them travelling down. It`s shame we couldn`t get the result for them but hopefully we can turn it around next week.’

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