Parkinson slams 'naive' Addicks

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Charlton boss Phil Parkinson accused his side of going into "panic mode" after they surrendered a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with Cardiff on Tuesday night.

For the second consecutive game the Addicks, already relegated to League One, self destructed at the Valley with late goals from Chris Burke and Gabor Gyepes rescuing a point for Dave Jones' side.

Parkinson said: "I had an experienced team out there and yet we still looked naive."

Goals from Jonjo Shelvey and Nicky Bailey had put the Londoners on course for a surprise win, but their late collapse left Parkinson scratching his head.

He added: "We're a team scarred from the season, when it's happened before, and we went into panic mode on and off the ball.

"Cardiff are a good side and I expected a reaction from the weekend and we got that. It was a tight game, we got the second goal and that should have been enough. The reaction from the supporters is understandable, I'd be feeling the same if I was sat there."

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