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Charlton Athletic defender Michael Morrison writes for the KM Group

06 December 2013

Michael Morrison Picture Keith Gillard

Michael Morrison Picture: Keith Gillard

It’s been a tough week for us. There is not getting away from it.

Back-to-back defeats hurts you in this league in just the same way that back-to-back wins can give you a real lift.

We weren’t at our best against Ipswich on Saturday at home, and should have done better in front of our own fans, but we created chances and they didn’t test Ben Alnwick at all after the first five minutes.

Then, on Tuesday, I thought we put Reading – a Premier League side last season with lots of top players still – under real pressure.

We threw everything at them in the final 30 minutes and I spent the last part of the game up front, doing whatever I could, be that winning headers or trying to get the ball back, but it just wouldn’t fall for us.

That’s how it is at the moment. The fans were magnificent at Reading on Tuesday and hopefully they can see the effort from us on the pitch as well. Everyone is desperate to get it right and start picking up results and scoring goals.

I’m convinced they will come. We’ve been in tough positions before as a side and come through it. We’re a tight-knit group and the lads will not stop fighting for each other.

Churchy had his first game back at Reading on Tuesday after leaving in the summer and was involved in the game’s key moment. He should have had a penalty when it was still 0-0. Their lad tripped him and the replays show it.

That’s not an excuse for us going on to lose, but it changes the complexion of the game if that is given and they are possibly down to 10 men. You can’t knock Churchy’s efforts and he always works so hard for the team. As I said before, it’s not falling for us. The stats back that up, too.

We haven't conceded too many goals but looking at the goals-for column you can see that it's been a problem. Simon and Yann look like a good partnership in the making and I believe they'll click soon as a pair. There have already been glimpses of it. Both players have goals in them.

Let’s hope that partnership starts firing at Yeovil on Saturday. It’s a huge game for us, no doubt. We've been playing well. We didn't really click against Ipswich, but it is only just over a week ago we outplayed Doncaster who went on to beat Queens Park Rangers.

We've gone to places and won both last year and this year so there's no reason why we can’t get a result there as well. We’ll go to Huish Park believing in our ability to do that.

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