Charlton: Cousins praises fans after Forest draw
Charlton's latest rising star Jordan Cousins said the fans were the side's "twelfth man" after the Addick's draw with Nottingham Forest on Tuesday.
The Londoners recovered from an early Andy Reid goal to equalise through Marvin Sordell and were unlucky not to come away with all three points.
It ended a run of three defeats in a row for Charlton and afterwards Cousins said: "The fans had a big impact. They are like our twelfth man.
"I didn't play in the last home game against Millwall but you could see when the crowd are on the players' backs everyone goes into their shell. But when they're supporting you it really gives you that extra yard.
"Today I thought we should have won as we had a lot of chances. But it's a good point against a good Forest side. I had a couple of chances to win the game so that's disappointing but overall we played well."
Cousins said the squad have worked hard in training to turn around their poor run. However, it was the attitude of the side's after going behind which proved to be the difference against Forest.
"I think we've gone back to basics, working hard and working hard for eachother," said the 19-year-old midfielder who picked up the man of the match award on Tuesday.
"When we've conceded lately the heads have gone done so today when we conceded you can see everyone came together and said 'we're a goal down but we've got 88 minutes to come back'. After the goal we were stronger.
"That was a good solid performance today and in the game at Blackpool we have to perform the same and hopefully get the three points.
After the match, Forest manager Billy Davies praised the Charlton side and said he congratulated the Addicks personally after the game.
"Great credit has got to go to the home team," said Davies. "I said that to their players and staff after the game. We played a team tonight who worked hard, showed a great energy and attitude.
"Without a doubt they played as if they had nothing to lose. If they carry on playing like that they'll be in a great place."