Bowyer praises Jackson for defensive stability and thanks fans for their support in "horrible" weather

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The weather may have been awful but Charlton fans will have likely gone to bed happy after a dominating 4-0 away win against Northampton Town on Good Friday. 

While Tariqe Fosu and Ben Reeves stole the headlines, caretaker boss Lee Bowyer reserved special credit for Johnnie Jackson and the rest of his staff, as well as the 1,208 travelling supporters who braved the elements to sing their team on to victory. 

He said: "Hopefully we can deliver [for the fans], it won't be through a lack of effort, I can assure them of that. I would like to thank them for coming today because it’s been a horrible, miserable, rainy day. It didn't stop raining all game but they were outstanding. They didn’t stop singing the whole game. I just hope that they are happy on their journey home. 

"Like I said before, the fans may think that just by singing it doesn’t really do anything, that the players don’t listen, but it does. It gives them an extra 10 per cent. If they can carry on doing that, if we can have a good turnout on Monday [against Rotherham] and everyone gets behind the lads like they have the last two games, then it makes a big difference." 

The Addicks have kept clean sheets in both of Bowyer’s first two games in charge and the caretaker boss praised his assistant for his team’s defensive stability. 

He said: "Having Jacko alongside me, he’s been working on the back four and they look solid. It’s not just coincidence that we haven’t conceded in the last two games. He’s been working so hard on their shape and distances. The analysts putting in the overtime, analysing these teams. It’s everyone you know, the physios getting these players back, we’re getting players back all the time. Everyone is working hard to get the same result."

Bowyer's full post-game interview is available on Valley Pass.

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