An Opportunity To Bounce Back Quickly
Chris Solly has said that following a frustrating and disappointing draw with Doncaster Rovers, Bradford City is an opportunity for Charlton to right that at the first time of asking.
Having largely dominated at the Keepmoat Stadium and taken the advantage early on through Patrick Bauer, Charlton couldn't add a second goal to their name and Rovers hit back in stoppage time to take a point from the affair.
Speaking to the Official Site with the players back in training on Monday and building towards Tuesday evening's clash, Solly knew it was the perfect opportunity for a quick turnaround and a chance to get back to winning ways to put the disappointment in the past.
The game could also be key to our Play Off hopes as we sit two points behind them, but do have two games in hand on them as well, so the result could be very telling down the line.
'Bradford is a good game for us. They're obviously in and around us and the sooner Tuesday comes the better. We can't wait for it. That is the sort of game you want after a disappointing result. To follow up Saturday with a big game on Tuesday is the perfect scenario. It's a big game, hopefully we can get three points in it and then we move on to Saturday at MK Dons.'
With Charlton dropping points in stoppage time for two weekends in a row now, Solly admitted the squad were hurting, but they were also determined to ensure it doesn't happen again.
'It was probably even more frustrating on Saturday because we felt so comfortable out there. We got the goal in the first half, our shape was perfect throughout the game, we looked solid and I never felt like we were going to concede. We should have put them to the sword in the second half; we've had two or three really good chances.'
'For their goal, we as defenders have all thrown ourselves at the ball and it's deflected to their lad who has followed it up and nodded it in. There were a lot of angry players in the dressing room afterwards. We've come here, they've hardly had a shot and somehow we have only come away with one point.'