Reed confident of survival

04 December 2006 09:48
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."

Source: ESA