Key quotes from Johnnie Jackson as Charlton Athletic draw against Sunderland
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Johnnie Jackson was satisfied with the Charlton Athletic performance in the match yesterday against Sunderland

Charlton were playing defensively for most of the match as Sunderland put the ball into the box, amounting to nine corners in the match for the Black Cats. 

On MacGillivray

“I thought Craig MacGillivray was excellent. The back-three did great but when they get through that you need your goalkeeper to come and help you out."

"We did a lot of work in the week accepting that they would get chances, but could we limit those opportunities by showing them into certain areas that give your goalkeeper more opportunity to make saves." 

On the match

“It was a real battling performance built on hard work and spirit. There was some good defending and being resolute, which was obviously what we needed today on the back of a really tough run of fixtures and results. 

"Coming up against a team that scores a lot of goals, I said the bedrock had to try and be a clean sheet and we’ve got that.

"Unfortunately, we haven’t managed to add one at the other end, but I’m really pleased for the lads for their efforts because they really dug deep today."

This is now the fourth consecutive game with no goal scored for Charlton. With Conor Washington and Chuks Aneke still out for a period of time, things are looking dire for the Addicks in front of goal. 

Onto the next match

“I’m glad that we’ve got another clear week to focus and get some good work done on the training pitch. That showed today and we’ll be doing that again.

“It’s another tough test coming up against Accrington Stanley and we’ll need that resoluteness, that spirit, that hard work and that determination to defend your box. We’ll need to obviously bring a little bit more going forward to go up there and get a result, which I’m sure we can.”

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