Looking back on last week and our performance, to say the least, was just plain bad. Now, we look ahead to Saturday we are back at home against Chris Powell’s Southend United in a must-win the game for the Addicks to keep our automatic promotion hopes alive.
I try to be as positive as I can about Charlton, although in times like these it can be hard, look at the position we are in we are 5th in the league, every team around us has at least a game in hand, so what do we need to do? We need to grind out a win and I think Saturday will be an ugly game, but we will come out on top.
As for our strike force, I think we desperately need to see two up front. Bowyer’s selection last week cost us the game, with one up front it was just not working you could see how uncomfortable Reeco Hackett-Fairchild was in that game leading the line by himself. Reeco has made 23 appearances and scored twice during his time in first-team games, he is only 21 so he is still learning the trade, but I think you can’t have him up there on his own if he is ever going to do well he needs a strike partner first.
During last weeks game, Patrick Bauer was sent off for a second bookable offence. We will be without him, but luckily only for this game so maybe Bielik could be dropping back on to defence for this one or possibly even Pratley who has started to step his game up. Either way, im sure they will both do a good job in the centre of defence.
With our current situation its hard to call a prediction on this game. I’m saying 2-1 myself because we could get the win here easily, but at the same time, it may not be that easy with our unpredictable and let’s face it, inconsistent squad.
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