Nigel Clough: Charlton Athletic boss Bowyer has got lucky against us twice this season

BY RICHARD CAWLEY

Burton Albion manager Nigel Clough accused Charlton counterpart Lee Bowyer of getting lucky in both games against his side this season – and wants them to win League One promotion.

Lyle Taylor and Ben Reeves were on target for the Addicks last night as the hosts secured a 2-1 victory at The Valley.

Clough said: “”I’m about to go for a drink with Lee and talk about how lucky he is – for the second time against him.

“We’ve played very well against Charlton twice and got no points.

“I sincerely hope they go up, so we don’t have to suffer it again next season – if we’re still in this league.

“Performance-wise, to come here and dominate like we did, it’s the same old problem – we don’t do enough in the final third. It’s not been good enough all season.

“But our general play was exceptional tonight.

“They crossed 10 times more and they produce that ball [Lyle Taylor] – it’s a magnificent cross [for Reeves to head home]. Five or 10 seconds before that we were on the edge of Charlton’s box – we reverse one and lost it. They produce the cross and the header, we lose the game 2-1.”

Clough was asked where he rated Taylor – who took his goal tally to 17 in all competitions – in terms of the strikers in League One.

“I don’t really concentrate on other forwards,” said the Brewers chief. “He’s probably better than our forwards, if that helps.”

5 thoughts on “Nigel Clough: Charlton Athletic boss Bowyer has got lucky against us twice this season

  • 13th March 2019 at 12:14 pm
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    Thank you Nigel for your best wishes on our promotion. Let’s hope that Lee Bowyer turn out to be a lucky manager for the club, full stop. Every club needs a bit of that.

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  • 13th March 2019 at 3:24 pm
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    Sour grapes once again!!

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  • 13th March 2019 at 3:38 pm
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    Surely cloughie must know that the harder Lee works with the team the luckier he gets!!

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  • 13th March 2019 at 4:40 pm
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    Sounds a little bit like sour grapes. To some degree you create you own luck and over a season it should even out. We have played well and come away with nothing. Had Grants mind not been elsewhere we may have won three points at Doncaster. Any team needs a little good fortune to obtain promotion.

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  • 14th March 2019 at 12:43 am
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    I guess he’s lucky to still be a manager and still in work!

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