Bowyer frustrated by missed chances in Millwall loss

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Lee Bowyer lamented his side's missed chances in the Addicks' 1-0 loss to Millwall on Friday night.

The Charlton boss felt his team created enough to potentially take three points but conceded that a lack of ruthlessness in the final third cost them.

He said: “I thought it was harsh we didn’t get anything from the game. It was quite an even game but I think we edged it in the second half. It’s disappointing not to come away with three points in my eyes, let alone without one. 

“I thought that we got into some very good areas. If anyone was going to score it was going to be us – that is the way I felt. I didn’t feel like they were really hurting us or troubling our goalkeeper at all. It seemed to be us that were getting the chances and missing them, it’s definitely a tough one to take.

“I said to them that with the chances we created against Hull, we should have won the game comfortably, the chances we created against QPR, we should have won the game comfortably. Cardiff, we created good chances there and today again, you can’t keep missing chances. 

“You can’t be missing those chances because if you do, this is what happens in this division, you get punished, from nothing. It hurts, it hurts.”

Bowyer said it will be important for his team to move on from the defeat and look forward as they enter their last five games in a relegation battle.

The Addicks travel to Brentford next week and Bowyer said: “We’ll have to definitely be at it there because they are a very good side.” 

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