Bowyer on loss at Oxford, his team's focus and Solly's sending-off

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Charlton boss Lee Bowyer spoke to the press after today’s defeat at the hands of Oxford United.

Bowyer's full press conference will be available on Valley Pass later today. You can sign-up for Valley Pass for just £6.50 per month.

On the result…

“It’s a big blow. I can’t ask for any more from the players, they gave everything right to the end. Set-pieces cost us today.

“On another day I think we score five or six goals. I don’t know how we haven’t scored in that second half. First half we created chances. We got into good areas so many times. I just said to them that we have to learn from that because we can’t keep getting into those good areas and get no end product and that has cost us today plus switching off on set pieces.”

On being hit by two set-piece goals…

"We were in full control of the game, they score from a corner and then they score a free kick and then they are winning. We went in at half-time having not done much wrong. But that’s part of it, set-pieces are part of football. For sure we should have scored more goals today." 

On the team adjusting their focus to the play-offs…

“Nothing changes, we have to win games. That’s all we ever try to do, win every game we play. It’s not about preparing for the playoffs, we won’t tackle it any different to what we have today.” 

On Chris Solly’s sending off…

“I don’t know if it hit their guy’s arm (in the penalty area), it looked like it for me. Chris’s natural reaction was to try and win the ball back and I don’t think it was a red card, I think it was a yellow.”

Bowyer's full press conference will be available on Valley Pass later today. You can sign-up for Valley Pass for just £6.50 per month.

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