Reed plans unusual approach

07 December 2006 04:15
Charlton head coach Les Reed plans to use an unusual approach for Saturday's trip to Tottenham by treating the game like a home match. The Addicks moved off the bottom of the table after Tuesday's 1-0 victory over Blackburn Rovers at The Valley, but away from home their record in the Premiership this season has been woeful. Charlton have picked up just one point from a possible 24 on the road leaving Reed to consider a fresh approach for Saturday's London derby. "We've got a pretty good record at Tottenham and because it's only up the road I'm going to try and treat it like a home game," he said. "We're not doing anything different in terms of travel that we wouldn't do for a normal home game, and I'm hoping it will give the players a chance to relax and focus on the game, instead of spending time in a hotel. "They can spend a bit more time with their families and we'll meet up on the day for lunch. That will allow us more time to get work done on Friday. "Our home form is very important to us and if we get that right we can take some confidence into our away games."

Source: ESA