Bowyer on a perfect away performance, Tariqe Fosu and Charlton's hunger for more

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Lee Bowyer hailed Charlton's Good Friday display at Northampton Town as the perfect away performance. 

The Addicks led 2-0 at half-time thanks to goals from Ben Reeves and Tariqe Fosu and after the break the latter bagged his second before Josh Magennis completed the thrashing. 

Charlton could have scored more - and it would not have flattered them - and afterwards caretaker boss Bowyer was full of praise for his side, who have now secured back-to-back victories in Sky Bet League One.

He said: "To come away from home - against a team that are fighting for their lives - and to come away with a clean sheet and four goals is brilliant. 

"It could have been a lot more than four. The lads took everything on board again, moved the ball well, defended as a team and worked hard as a team, which is what we demand of them. 

"In possession, we were outstanding as well. We created so many chances and I don't think our own goalkeeper made a save. It was perfect."

Speaking to Sky Sports after the game, Bowyer was asked about Fosu, who bagged his eighth and ninth goals of the campaign during the rout. 

"The kid is unplayable and I just gave him a free role," Bowyer said. "Out of possession, he didn't really need to do anything because they started with three at the back; their spare man was a third centre half and he wasn't going to hurt us. 

"I said to him that he didn't need to do anything defensively and asked him to try and get himself into areas where we could find him once we won the ball. 

"I wanted him to go out there do what he does. He just glides past people, he's so strong for a small player and, as for his finishing, you saw the quality of that today."

The victory made it two wins from two for the caretaker boss, whose team sit two points off the play-off places.

"That's down to the lads," Bowyer said. "We set them out to play a certain way but to keep clean sheets you need to work as a team. 

"In our last two performances, we have done that. We have hunted down in packs and then you get rewarded for that. 

"If you work hard, everything else will fall into place, especially with the attacking ability we have got. I'm over the moon for the lads and I'm very proud of them too."

The Addicks now move on to Monday's clash against Rotherham United. Charlton won 2-0 at the New York Stadium earlier in the season and another win could edge them closer to the top six. 

He said: "We have got eight games to go. We have to have the same attitude and we won't let that drop. 

"We have got people on the bench who are quality players as well. If anyone thinks that they can just stroll around, which they haven't done, then they know there is someone else to take their place. 

"We're exciting to watch at the moment because the lads are on it, they're hungry and they know what the reward is at the end of it. A potential place at Wembley and promotion."

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