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19 Mar 2011 20:00:04

Powell: We lack mental toughness

Chris Powell admitted his side lacked mental strength after they crashed to a humiliating 2-1 defeat at Dagenham.Jon Nurse put the Daggers in front with a powerful finish and Danny Green doubled their advantage with a shot into the top corner.The faltering Addicks grabbed an injury-time consolation effort through Frank Nouble.Yet Powell, whose men came under fire from the visiting supporters, conceded: "When you're in a period of low confidence then things will eat away at the players."Confidence is a fragile thing and it's more mental now, not physical."We're maybe a little bit afraid to try things and naturally thinking it`s not going to be our day. That's a mental issue and that's tough."


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