Charlton Athletic came back to beat Bristol Rovers 3-2 last night in the first game after Lee Bowyer’s resignation and many Addicks fans have been heaping praise on caretaker boss Johnnie Jackson.
Bowyer left the south London club to replace Aitor Karanka at Birmingham City and Jackson has stepped up to take interim charge while a permanent replacement is found.
Charlton made a concerning start to the post-Bowyer era going 2-0 down after 32 minutes to relegation-threatened Rovers as Luke Leahy scored from the penalty spot and then Ed Upson thrashed in a long-range effort.
But the Addicks didn’t let their heads drop and Andrew Shinnie grabbed one back with a classy half-volley a minute later before Jake Forster-Caskey whipped in a free-kick three minutes before the half.
The comeback was completed inside the last ten minutes when Conor Washington saw an effort rebound off the post back into his path and tapped the winner in.
It was a hugely impressive final 60 minutes of the game for the Addicks and one that will have done Jackson’s chances of getting the permanent job – should he want it – no damage.
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He certainly seems to have won over parts of the fan base already, with many supporters taking to Twitter to heap praise on him after the victory.
Read their reactions here:
Morning all! Dunno about you mob but I woke up thinking “Johnnie Jackson’s Red Army!!”
buzzing that we won at home after going 2 down. Doesn’t usually happen to us. Credit to all the lads, dug in and turned out a cracking result. Never usually show any fight or passion. #cafc
— Nic Lampey (@Lampey1905) March 17, 2021
Bloody hell he’s handsome isn’t he!
Give it JJ until end of the season and then we can assess where we are!
— Brad Kemsley (@BradKemsley) March 17, 2021
I’d rather Jackson than the Cowley’s straight up. #cafc
— Rheas (@smit112) March 16, 2021
— Long Suffering Addick (@IainHughes8) March 16, 2021
— Joanne Victoria (@Jvictoriaa93) March 16, 2021
Give the job to Johnnie Jackson as caretaker for the season.
We’re on a run
There was passion tonight
He knows the players
Then after you reassess #cafc 🔴🚀
— Robcafc (@crimp_it) March 16, 2021
All the players hugging and smiling with Jackson at the end – that’s the difference. They’re a good set of players and it’s a deep squad #cafc
— Chom Claziridis (@ChomClaziridis) March 16, 2021
Wasn’t sure about JJ as manager before tonight, but that was the first time this season we showed true passion, Jackson in ‼️ #cafc
— 𝔠𝔥𝔞𝔯𝔩𝔱𝔬𝔫 (@CAFC_JLK) March 16, 2021
— Lucy Hamshere (@lucy_hamshere) March 16, 2021
Keep Jacko in the hot seat at least until the end of this season, he could be a gem in this position as he has been in all others!!
— 🔴⚪️Gary CAFC🔴⚪️ (@Gary89CAFC) March 16, 2021