Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Derby Woes

Derby County ensured Charlton suffered their third defeat in as many games in a five goal thriller at Pride Park. A second half fightback wasn't good enough for the Addicks who really need to start putting in that type of performance for 90 minutes.

Chris Powell might have have surprised some fans with his team selection. Cedric Evina was left on the bench, preferring right-back Solly in the left-back position with Lawrie Wilson covering for Solly on the right.

Danny Green was given a deserved start after his second half cameo against Palace. Although his first half performance was limited by Derby's dominance, he played a big part in the turn-around by scoring one and making one.  Yann Kermorgant added a second but the Addicks couldn't find an equaliser in the final 20 minutes.

Charlton looked a better side after a double substitution on 60 minutes which introduced Fuller and Kerkar in place of BWP and Hollands. The changes seemed to give more balance to the side and Johnnie Jackson looked far more comfortable after being pushed into the central role vacated by Hollands.

Overall it was another disappointing night for Charlton fans, though they should be buoyed by the comeback. Powell would be silly not to start with the XI that finished the match in the upcoming game against Ipswich.

My only reservation is that we still have Solly playing out of position. You have to fear for the squad we have, or more particularly for the lack of confidence Chris Powell clearly has with his back-up players. Evina must be bitterly disappointed that he hasn't been given a chance under the circumstances.

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