UK time is: 19:04:49
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Bent blast's Dowie & Reed

Bent has been a stand-out under new gaffer Alan Pardew. His effort and work rate has improved massively and he says: 'It's been a difficult season for me, one of pure frustration.

'Iain Dowie was in first and he had his favourites and I never really got a run in the side. Then Les Reed came in, the less said about that spell the better. He only picked me for a few cup games, and it's hard to get form without a decent run in the side.


'But Alan Pardew's been honest with me. He's shown a bit of confidence in me and has given me a run, and I'm happy with how I'm playing now.

'I think the amount of work I've done in the past few games shows what it means to me to play here and be a success.

'My whole Charlton career, even with a few injuries taken into account, has been a big frustration.

'I've not really shown what I can do - or really had the chance to show it. When I moved from Everton I was playing like I am now, chasing everything and giving it my all week in, week out.

'All I need now is a few goals. That's what I'll be judged on. In fairness, I've been playing up front on my own in the last few games and it's hard to hold the ball up, bring others in and create chances for yourself at the same time.

'But, as cliched as it sounds, I don't mind if I don't score for the rest of the season as long as we win games and get ourselves out of trouble.

'Still, this is definitely the happiest I've been in my Charlton career so far.

'I just hope I can keep playing and keep producing a good level of performance.'


With Darren Bent set to return from injury next week it looks set for both Bent's to be running the front line in Pardew's preferred 4 4 2 formation.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer:  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday February 13 2007

Time: 7:42AM

Your Comments

It's so often the case when a manager inherits a squad that they bring in and/or play their favourites. Can't blame the guy for getting frustrated.
bmb
It is easy to moan about managers who have gone funny he loves the man in change, Dowie is a god take it from a Coventry fan who is now enjoying his football again
ccfcks
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Charlton Athletic Articles

Four of The Best. (Monday July 21 2014)

Charlton Sign Stephen Henderson. (Monday July 21 2014)

The Spanish Experience. (Thursday July 17 2014)

Tucudean Signs Up. (Tuesday July 15 2014)

Pre-Season Friendly. (Sunday July 13 2014)

The Power of the Press. (Friday July 11 2014)

Charlton Sign Andre Bikey. (Wednesday July 9 2014)

First Team Action. (Monday July 7 2014)

Archived Charlton Athletic Articles

List All Vital Charlton Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
6. Brentford 0 0 0 0 0 0
7. Brighton 0 0 0 0 0 0
8. Cardiff 0 0 0 0 0 0
9. Charlton 0 0 0 0 0 0
10. Derby County 0 0 0 0 0 0
11. Forest 0 0 0 0 0 0
12. Fulham 0 0 0 0 0 0

Breaking League News

Magath Signs Two New Players!
Fulham : 23/07/2014 17:20:00
Jean Beausejour Joins Colo-Colo - Adios
Wigan : 23/07/2014 16:32:00
Another player set for injury lay-off
Reading : 23/07/2014 15:09:00
10m Medel Offer From Galatasaray
Cardiff : 23/07/2014 14:03:00
Offical - Leicester & Palace Bids For Campbell
Cardiff : 23/07/2014 13:57:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

who would you like to see at the Valley out of the players rumoured to join?
Suggested By:  
Jon Obika 20%
Romain Vincelot 3%
Stevie May 50%
Oscar Gobern 6%
Sam Baldock 6%
Paul-Jose M'Poku 6%
Cameron Stewart 9%