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Reed confident of survival
04 Dec 2006 - 09:48:25
Charlton Athletic head coach Les Reed has vowed to guide the Addicks away from the foot of the Premiership table, following a morale-sapping 2-1 loss at Sheffield United.
The Addicks are now five points adrift of the safety mark after going under at Bramall Lane, but Reed is still hoping for a great escape.
He commented: "After getting our noses in front, I'm very disappointed we've not taken something from the game.
"We have to learn how to win and how to hang on to a lead once we've taken it.
"I was satisfied to go in at the break 1-0 up, particularly as we hadn't played well, but we at least had something to fight for in a bid to come away with a point.
"We should have held on and got something from the game but, having said that, Sheffield United deserved the victory because they created a lot of chances."
Meanwhile, Reed has ruled out making major moves into the transfer market in January, adding: "We're low on confidence but this is the team that beat Bolton twice, should have beaten Arsenal and had Chelsea on the rack.
"So I'm confident we can pull things around."