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Huddersfield Town boss Chris Powell ‘touched’ after Addicks ovation

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Huddersfield boss Chris Powell has shown his appreciation for the reception he was given at Charlton Athletic on Saturday.

Powell was delighted with the ovation he received

Powell was delighted with the ovation he received

Addicks fans gave their former boss and player a standing ovation after three minutes, to celebrate his achievements at the London club.

Powell was sacked from Charlton Athletic around a year ago, as a result of the club being stuck in a relegation battle.

The 45-year-old, now in charge of Huddersfield Town since about the beginning of the season, says he was disappointed by his side’s performance, but was pleased with his reception.

He told the News Shopper: “We were second best all day and were beaten by the better team.

“They did beyond what any supporters would do, especially with me being the opposition manager, but I’m not surprised by it,

“It was very touching, very emotional, but I’m quite embarrassed to be honest because I have moved on and they have moved on.

“I’m employed by a different club now.

“Of course everyone has great memories, I certainly do, but I’m now Huddersfield manager and my supporters in the Jimmy Seed Stand wanted me to do well and we obviously didn’t do that today.

“We were second best all day and were beaten by the better team.”

Huddersfield’s relatively decent form was blown out of the water by Charlton, who’s emphatic 3-0 win leaves them the Addicks in 12th.

Johan Gudmundsson opened the scoring with a stunning free kick but it was former Celtic striker Tony Watt who was the star of the show, netting a neat brace for his side.

The Terriers are now down to 14th in the Sky Bet Championship, having amassed 42 points whilst Charlton are up to 12th, having also accumulated 42 points.


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