We were beaten by quality, says Powell
Chris Powell was pleased with his Charlton side's performance despite suffering their first defeat of the league season against Nottingham Forest.
The home side led 2-0 before Ricardo Fuller scored on his first appearance for the Addicks to set up a tense finish, but Powell's side couldn't find a late leveller. Powell said: "It's our first defeat but we have to accept that Forest are a very good side. "They have players of Premier League quality in their side, never mind the Championship. "They moved the ball well at times but we came to terms with it in the second half, even though we only played ourselves in fits and starts. "But we will dust ourselves down, make use of the international break and we have a terrific game to look forward to in 13 days' time when we have a south London derby against Crystal Palace."