Powell denies confidence crisis

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Charlton boss Chris Powell denied that his side were in the midst of a confidence crisis after a 3-1 loss to Carlisle condemned them to a fourth straight defeat.

Bradley Wright-Phillips put the hosts ahead in the 10th minute but United equalised in the 27th minute when Ben Marshall's drive took a deflection on its way past Addicks keeper Rob Elliot. Carlisle capitalised on loose passing and a frustrated home crowd to take the lead in the 62nd minute through Craig Curran when the home side were unable to clear a corner.

Rory Loy wrapped up the win 10 minutes remaining, but Powell remained optimistic despite facing a fourth straight loss, saying: "I don't think in those four games that confidence has dissolved."

He added: "Maybe we got the rub of the green in our first four games, but after going one-nil up we then didn't perform to our capabilities.

"We've conceded poor goals at vital times, without a doubt. I've said before that in games like this one and Friday, you can't lose them.

"If you walk away with a point you can start again but they were cheap goals and considering the position we're in you'd expect us to be buoyant but we didn't have the confidence to push on."

Powell went on to call for unity within the ranks as his side seek to get their faltering campaign back on track.

He added: "We need to be brave and stick together and be the team I know we can be, but it's going to take a bit of talking on the training pitch.

"Roll on Saturday because the only way to amend it is on the pitch."

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Chris Powell
League One
Charlton Athletic

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