Charlton boss urges "cut out the garbage"

By Rob Virtue on August 12, 2014 9:59 PM |

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Bob Peeters is showing he is a hard man to please after bemoaning "a lot of garbage" despite a comfortable 4-0 victory over Colchester in the Capital One Cup.

The Charlton boss was overall pleased with the performance but urged more from his side in future.

"In the first half we played some good football," said Peeters. "But not enough to create chances.

"In the second half we needed to keep composure, be more reliable on the ball and with this big pitch we would get chances. We scored some good goals playing football but there was a lot of what I'll call garbage in our game. We need to do better against a top team in the Championship because otherwise they will punish you.

"But I was happy we kept a clean sheet and happy there were six players who came and showed me I can bank on them."

Two goal from Lawrie Wilson and one each for Yoni Buyens and Simon Church gave Charlton victory.

Peeters highlighted the performance of Wilson, who was left out of the first team in the draw against Brentford, but also praised Joe Gomez, who made his debut at right-back.

"Joe Gomez is going to be a very good player and showed me today he needs to be in the squad," he said. "At the age of 17, he kept composure, defended very well, with a lot of pace, good passing. We need to work with him but we're very happy to present a homegrown player like that to the fans.

"Lawrie Wilson, we know has qualities. He's normally at right back but in my first meeting with him he said 'I think I'm a right midfielder'. Games like today he showed me that. He scored two good goals and was very reliable. It gives me options for Saturday.

"But we shouldn't be overwhelmed. It was only a game and Saturday is Wigan, a big game and we can't afford to play in parts as we did today."

Responding to news apparent target Andy Delort has talked of his desire to leave his club Tours and join the Addicks, Peeters seemed surprise but said: "I love players that want to come here and that's why I let players who don't, leave.

"Andy Delort is an interesting player but at this moment he still plays for Tours. I hear a lot of rumours but every day antoher team comes in. At the moment nothing is happening."