It’s silly to be talk­ing of sur­vival says Fox

The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP - By Daniel Freedman

CHARL­TON full-back Mor­gan Fox ad­mits his side are al­ready think­ing about sur­vival this sea­son as they host Ful­ham to­day.

Af­ter a strong start, the Ad­dicks have no wins from their last six in all com­pe­ti­tions.

Last week­end, they threw away a lead against Cardiff, as they did at the end of Au­gust against Wolves, and the habit must stop now, says Fox.

“We know we are good enough to get back, but at the mo­ment we are not show­ing that on the pitch. We have to start killing off teams,” he said.

“We know we are good enough to stay in this league. In fact, it feels silly to be say­ing ‘stay in this league’. We should be push­ing for more than that, so we have to get back to win­ning ways as soon as pos­si­ble.

“We have showed it in patches. Cardiff could not deal with us at times, but we have to show that ruth­less streak.”

Guy Luzon’s side have been crip­pled by in­juries in re­cent weeks and will be with­out Stephen Hen­der­son, Chris­tian Ce­bal­los, John­nie Jack­son and for­wards Igor Ve­tokele, Si­mon Makienok and Reza Ghoochan­nejhad.

They can at least welcome back for­mer France in­ter­na­tional Alou Diarra af­ter sus­pen­sion, while teenager Kar­lan AhearneGrant could start af­ter climb­ing off the bench to score his first league goal at Cardiff.

Ful­ham, mean­while, will be with­out the sus­pended Tom Cair­ney, but for­mer Ad­dick Scott Parker, Luke Gar­butt and Ge­orge Wil­liams will be hop­ing to fea­ture af­ter step­ping up their re­turn to fit­ness.

A mid­week loss to Wolves killed Ful­ham’s mo­men­tum af­ter they de­stroyed QPR last week­end and boss Kit Sy­mons know it’s about get­ting a level of con­sis­tency

“Any­one can beat any­one in the Cham­pi­onship,” he said. “It’s such a tight league, so it is just get­ting on a bit of a run.We spoke af­ter Wolves about how there was a eu­pho­ria af­ter the QPR win and how I didn’t re­ally want that. It’s a win. Bril­liant, but we move on.”

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