BY RICHARD CAWLEY
Lee Bowyer sat down to watch Nottingham Forest on Sunday – with Charlton looking to continue their unbeaten start to the Championship campaign at The Valley in midweek.
The Addicks host Sabri Lamouchi’s side in SE7 on Wednesday and the visitors picked up their first league win of the season at the weekend – 3-0 against Birmingham City.
Former Millwall forward Lewis Grabban got one of the goals with Joe Lolley and Michael Dawson also on target.
Quest TV’s highlights of the match made it look like Forest had total control of the contest and showed a number of missed chances by the home side.
But Bowyer felt that wasn’t a totally fair reflection.
“They are a very attacking side,” said the Charlton manager. “I watched the game.
“Both full-backs play really high and they have got a good striker and their midfield is very solid. They have got some experience and physicality in there.
“Birmingham had two or three chances and just didn’t take them, sometimes they would make the wrong decision in the final third. For one their striker was sat on his own in the middle of the goal but another fella tried to shot from 25 yards, the forward was going mad.
“Once they [Forest] got a couple up then Birmingham half crumbled. It had been quite even in the beginning.”