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Bristol City 0-2 Charlton
CHARLTON boss Chris Powell described yesterday’s victory over Bristol City as the “complete performance”.
The Addicks ran out 2-0 winners thanks to a goal in each half from Danny Haynes and Michael Morrison.
Afterwards Powell could not hide his delight and admitted he felt his side were superb from first whistle to last.
A pleased Charlton boss conceded: “It was a complete performance from us, I think that’s the first one since the start of the season.
“My players were excellent.
“I felt we deserved to go in front and then when the pressure was on we stood firm.
“We haven’t had a clean sheet for a while either and then we get the goal from Michael Morrison, which he took really well.
“We saw the game out and I’m really pleased with everything today.
“It was a real heartening performance from my players, they gave their all as normal and we came away with three points.
“The Championship is such a tough league and this time last week we had lost to Middlesbrough quite heavily at home and there was a bit of soul searching from everyone.
“There was a real determination from the boys.
“For the first time we have got back-to-back wins, so that was important to us.”
He added: “I know that Bristol were craving the points as well, but we were in the ascendancy from the start and we created a lot of chances.
“Unfortunately we didn’t take them, so we were always on edge, but really now we can look forward to knowing we can perform away from a home, get three points and get clean sheets.
“It sets us up now for the second third of the season.
“It’s been up and down admittedly but I think the players will really get a lot of heart from beating Cardif and now Bristol City.”
Charlton’s squad has been hit with injuries since the first kick of the season.
Powell brought in Dan Seaborne late last week on loan from Southampton and he played the full 90 minutes in Bristol at left-back.
Ricardo Fuller also returned to the side with a late cameo role after a month out with a hamstring injury.
Prior to Seaborne’s arrival, Chris Solly had been operating at left-back and Powell hailed the versatility of his side.
He said: “It has been tough for us because we’ve lost some key players.
“It was good to see Ricardo Fuller back today because he’s a quality player.
“We’ve lost a couple of full-backs.
“I’ve had to play players out of position, but each and every one of them will do the job for me. I know it won’t always happen for us.
“All of the squad know they have a part to play and unfortunately sometimes players are going to be on the bench.
“I have to make decisions and put the team out I think will do the job and of course you change as the game goes on.”
Powell added: “Dorian Dervite came on in midfield and he knows that role because he’s played in it a couple of times this year.
“Everyone will play their part.
“Danny Haynes who was out there hasn’t played much football, comes in and has got two in two, so he’s playing his part.
“Rob Hulse led the line again and each time they go out there and play with one another they get used to each other.
“We do it in training, but of course the game is where it counts.
“I’m really pleased with what we have shown over the last two games.”
More than 1,000 Addicks fans made the trip to Bristol on Remembrance Sunday and the Valley chief was quick to salute his travelling army.
He added: “They’ve been great all year, but I think they really showed their passion towards their players, myself and my staff on Tuesday.
“It carried on yesterday. Regardless of what’s going on, they will always back the team.
“If they see their team giving 100 percent and there’s a bit of quality, which I know my team have, then I know they’ll be really happy.”
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