BY RICHARD CAWLEY
Lee Bowyer is confident Charlton Athletic players will start making the right decisions on the pitch – with his squad in on Sunday to analyse the 1-1 draw at Accrington.
The Addicks face League One leaders Peterborough United at The Valley tonight.
And Bowyer has already warned that the South Londoners have to be at their best to get the right result.
The caretaker boss was left fuming at squandered opportunities at the Wham Stadium at the weekend.
“We were in on Sunday and I showed them clips – the way they moved the ball well,” he said. “I told them they didn’t play badly but it is in the final third they have got to be more ruthless.
“We got in so many good positions and created lots of good chances to score goals, but that final decision-making was what annoyed me. We just didn’t finish them off.
“When I showed them the clips they said: ‘Bloody hell, we didn’t realise we played that well’. That was the frustration because we opened them up.
“All I can do is set up a team to get us in those areas. I can’t make you make the right decision when you’re there. They have to do that. But they’ll learn from it. We have got a lot of young players. At least they are doing the right things to get into those situations.
“Next time they should start making the right decisions now that I’ve shown where they went wrong, or the majority of the time they chose wrong.”
Bowyer says the training ground debrief on Sunday was standard when Charlton have a midweek match.
“Even if we’d won 6-0 then we’d have still be in,” he added. “We have to prepare for Tuesday night whether we win, lose or draw. It’s not punishment.
“It is something I think gives us the best recovery, otherwise they are sitting at home all day. It means they can come in and have an ice bath or a massage – anything that get’s Saturday’s game out of their legs.”