Charlton defender Tom Lockyer has made it clear that the side need to address their defensive frailties for future games, as Lee Bowyer’s side look to bounce back from their 2-1 defeat at Luton.
The defeat at Kenilworth Road has seen the Addicks drop down significantly in the Championship table, as they now occupy 17th place in the standings.
There is no doubt that the current injury crisis has not helped Charlton’s cause. But, when you at look at the side’s recent form, there is cause for concern.
The Addicks have not won in their last six games, conceding eleven goals in the process. Their hunt for a clean sheet also goes on, not keeping one since the win against Derby on 19th October.
Defender Tom Lockyer has stated that the side need to address their defensive woes if they are to climb back up the table.
In an interview with News Shopper, the Welshman wants the side to revert to how they were performing at the beginning of the campaign.
“We’re a team that can’t buy a clean sheet at the minute and it’s costing us,” Lockyer said.
“It’s very frustrating especially for me being a defender.
We are always going to create chances as we are an expansive team, it’s keeping them out the other end that is our Achilles heel,” he added.
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Lockyer is correct – Charlton have been poor defensively during October and November, with just one clean sheet to their name.
With the rearguard of the side largely unaffected by the current injury crisis, the defenders need to step up and work together to prevent sloppy goals being conceded.