Ryan Bowman previews Town’s trip to face Charlton Athletic at The Valley tomorrow afternoon.
Bowman and fellow striker, Dan Udoh, are in competition for the club’s golden boot with 13 and 16 goals respectively so far this season.
Town come into this game off the back of a disappointing 3-3 draw at home to Doncaster Rovers while Charlton’s last run-out saw them beat Cambridge United 2-0 away from home.
Bowman discussed tomorrow’s game, last Monday’s fixture, and his goal targets in his pre-match interview.
On the game:
“It’s a tough game and we need to win our last two games to have a chance at getting 13th – which is the best possible position we can finish – but we know they’ll be a good opposition and obviously we’ve already faced them here [at Montgomery Waters Meadow]. We’ve prepared all week after the game the other night and we’re going to go into it fully prepared.”
On his goal targets:
“Me and Dan [Udoh] set ourselves a target with ten games to go and he’s managed to do that but I need one more. I’d like to get to 15 [goals for the season] but as a striker, you want to go into every game and score a goal. 16 for Dan, 13 for me, and yeah recently we’ve hit a bit of form but we both had a run of games where we didn’t score – after the Liverpool game I think it was – so that was a bit disappointing, but we’ve managed to score a few goals in the last eight or nine games so hopefully we can continue that into the final two.”
On last Monday’s game with Doncaster:
“It’s [his injury] fine, yeah. I was saying to the other lads I don’t think I’ve ever scored and not celebrated before but I got injured. It’s alright, just a few stitches but I’ll be alright for the weekend and we’ll go again. It was the back of the player’s head, I’ve headed it as he’s tried to head it away and he’s caught me but that’s part and parcel of football.
“The positives to take were the first half when we were 3-0 up and we dominated in every sense. However, our game management in the second half was very poor because if you’re 3-0 up at home against any side - be it top or bottom of the league - you’ve got to see it out and everybody was disappointed and it felt like a loss. We’ve got to pick ourselves up and go again at the weekend.”