Lowly Blackburn did their confidence no end of good at the expense of Charlton at the weekend putting three goals past the visitors.

A Jordan Rhodes goal just before half-time broke the deadlock, and Addicks’ spirits, with the North West side notching their first win of the season.

“It’s no time to cry or give up,” said Charlton head coach Guy Luzon after the match about the first half goal, but his team were unable to respond.

Scottish international Rhodes scored in the second half too taking his tall to four goals in three games, with substitute Tom Lawrence putting the final gloss on the scoreline.

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Johann Berg Gudmundsson and Tony Watt both went close but couldn’t register.

Luzon: “I thought that our attitude today was good. We started the game well, organised in defence and in attack we created some good occasions in the first half.

“In this division it’s very important to score the first goal and, unfortunately, Blackburn scored in the last minute of the half.”

He said he couldn’t have any complaints about the scoreline but said the players must show more resilience.

He said: “It is a very difficult time for us. We gave everything today so to come home with a 3-0 defeat is difficult.

“Football is a game for character and now we need to show our character. We have to keep positive and continue to play well.”