Bowyer on Amos brilliance, his team digging in, a big step and not watching Scunthorpe vs. Plymouth

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Lee Bowyer’s Charlton made in six wins in nine games with today’s 1-0 win at home to Blackburn Rovers.

The win moves the Addicks closer to securing a spot in the play-offs and Bowyer was again delighted with his team and the fans.

Below are some of the talking points:

On the win…

“I think it was a big step, looking at other results we obviously needed to win but like I said before it’s in our hands. Again I can’t praise the lads enough. It’s about them and the commitment and fight that they’ve put in again. It’s immense, our fans from start to finish, again – what an atmosphere today! Being Jacko’s day as well, I think it was like a perfect ending really. Three points were massive today, we have to go to Rochdale now, it is in our hands, one game to go. It’s good.”

On his team digging in amongst the second half pressure…

“That’s what I demand, before they might have crumbled and may let it a late goal then. Did we get a bit of luck today? I think we did. I think we deserve a bit of luck because the work rate we put in week in week out. And we got that bit today.”

On Ben Amos…

“He’s been unreal all season, he’s been unbelievable and I have to say I see Lee Turner working with the goalies day in, day out and I think Ben will say it himself. Lee Turner has made him an outstanding goalkeeper. He was a good goalkeeper when he came but now he’s unreal. I’ve played with some top keepers in my time and the saves he’s making are incredible. The work that they put in, Dillon (Phillips), Lee Turner and Ben every day, that’s what you get those type of rewards. For me he has been outstanding all season.”

On potential play-off opposition…

“We’re flying. I just said to the lads there, that there isn’t a team in the play-offs that would want to play us because I wouldn’t, if I was a manager on another team, I wouldn’t want to play us. We’ve got everything, we fight for each other and we demand that from each other. The togetherness we have and we can play. I wouldn’t want to play us if I was another manager.

On if he’ll watch Tuesday’s crucial Scunthorpe United vs. Plymouth Argyle game…

“I’ll look at the result when it’s done, there is no point sitting there watching the whole thing. I’ll have a look but it’s out of my control and I try not to get involved in that type of thing.” 

His full press conference will be available on Valley Pass shortly.

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