Charlton: Powell says Jackson's winner was apt

By Rob Virtue on February 22, 2014 5:37 PM |

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Johnnie Jackson's late winner had Charlton boss Chris Powell praising the captain as the Addicks got a shock 1-0 victory over Queens Park Rangers

The 31-year-old midfielder netted his 41st league goal for the side at the death on Saturday to give them a much-needed three points.

After the victory Powell said: "People look for the captain to lead the team and he does it in a different way, with a lot of unseen work, good quality and normally with his goals. It was apt the captain scored the goal because they all put in a shift.

"The fans saw Diego Poyet and Jordan Cousins perform but there was also Michael Morrison and Dorian Dervite who put in a shift. I don't want to single anyone out they all did well. It was a very good all-round performance."

Powell admitted he was fearing the worst when goalkeeper Yohann Thuram fluffed a clearance straight to Modibo Maiga when the score was at 0-0 but was glad to see the West Ham loan man waste the chance.

"You've got to minimise backpasses on this pitch and maybe Dorian Dervite should have played it forward but at least Yohann recovered and forced Maiga wide," he said.

"These things happen over the course of the season and we recovered well."

Rangers assistant Kevin Bond said: "Just because Charlton are where they are we knew it wouldn't be easy but we didn't create enough chances for the possession we had.

"In a game of few chances we should have came away with a nil nil draw but we fell asleep for half a second and it cost us the game."

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