• By Alessandro Schiavone at Groupama Stadium, Lyon

Johnnie Jackson takes a swipe at his players: I can't put the ball in the goal for them!


Johnnie Jackson spoke to Capital Football after Charlton Athletic's 2-0 home defeat to Milton Keynes on Tuesday night.

Despite a lively start to the game the Addicks could not avoid a fourth consecutive league defeat as the pressure is mounting on the 39-year-old former midfielder.


Asked if there are any positives to take from the game, Jackson said that his side's positive first half-hour showed that it's not all doom and gloom.


He said: "MK Dons are a team known for their possession and they dominate. But in that first period we certainly more than matched them.

“We had a lot of the ball, worked it really well from box-to-box. As a coach that's what you work on and what you want to see from the team. But I can't put the ball in the goal for them, which I wish I could. “You need to be clinical in the moments. Scoring, picking the right pass or executing the right cross, having the numbers in the box to capitalise on these situations. There are positives [to take] because it was difficult for them today coming here after we were beaten 4-0 at the weekend.

“We started the game really well and we did show a level of confidence to move the ball well and that's really encouraging for me. Like I said, they have given me everything. It's not going our way at the minute but they are giving me everything. And another opportunity for the young lad Tyreece Campbell to get him on the pitch. Obviously it shows where we're at as far you're looking at a 17-year-old for your impact."