Football - Powell wants to see cutting edge

Charlton boss Chris Powell has called on his side to be more clinical but took plenty of positives from their 3-2 Capital One Cup defeat at Huddersfield.

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The Addicks established a lead in the 32nd minute from Dale Stephens' free-kick although Town levelled through Joel Lynch's long-range effort before half-time.

Marvin Sordell swept Charlton back in front after the break with his first goal for the club since joining on loan from Bolton.

Jonathan Hogg's deflected shot levelled the scores at 2-2 before Adam Hammill won it as Huddersfield piled on the pressure late on.

Powell said: "It was a real heart-warming performance and all that it lacked was the goals. We need to be more clinical and take chances when they come.

"We could have been two or three up by half-time and at 2-1 we were pegged back by a deflected goal.

"It was a good cup tie that ebbed and flowed but the performance gives me a lot of pleasure and there is a lot to look forward to."

The Addicks have only won once so far this season - against Oxford in the League Cup - and Powell added: "We're going through a tough period.

"We just need something to pick us up. We couldn't see the game out but there are plenty of positives to take us forward."

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