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REACTION | Fans deserved more says White

10 April 2017

Blues defender gutted not to give more for 'unreal' supporters...

John White was devastated not to come away with anything from The Valley on Saturday to give the Blues supporters ‘what they deserved’.

A 74th minute Jake Forster-Caskey goal condemned Blues to their second defeat in succession.

Blues were cheered on by 2,504 fans on the day, the third highest turnout by an away team at The Valley, and White said he was disappointed not to give them more to cheer about.

“Their support all game long was incredible,” he said.

“The noise they create just makes it so frustrating that we can’t give them more than we have done.

“They deserved it because they were unreal throughout the game.

“It’s a tough one to take and to not be able to give them what they deserve.”

Southend-born Ricky Holmes opened the scoring for Charlton before John White levelled things moments later, but it wasn’t to be as Blues were undone 15 minutes from time.

White thought Blues were their own worst enemies in defeat.

“We switched off a couple of times and got punished for our mistakes,” he added.

“To a certain extent, I think we caused our own problems.

“They went ahead early but we came back strongly and got the goal and were in contention for a long time in the game.

“It was just frustrating that it was them that took the advantage in the second half instead of us.

“We still had chances to nick a draw or even do one better and take all the points back for ourselves.”


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