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Dowie demands better
18 Sep 2006 - 14:09:40
Charlton Athletic boss Iain Dowie has vowed to work hard to try and turn around his side's slow start to the Premiership campaign.
The Addicks have lost four of their five games this term, with Dowie aware that things need to improve as he seeks to be a worthy successor to the long-serving Alan Curbishley.
Dowie told the club's official website: "I'm not worried.
"We've got to work hard within the camp to put things right and turn it around.
"When you bring in players as late as we did and don't get a pre-season behind them, it takes bit of time to bed in.
"This game is all about pressure, it's been a disappointing start but we've got to get over it."
Meanwhile, Dowie has confirmed that he missed out on the signing of Spain striker Diego Tristan, who opted to join Real Mallorca after being released by Deportivo La Coruna.
"We had some discussions with his representatives, but it was just one of those things," Dowie told The News of the World."