Curbs pleased with Jay
By Alex Livie. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Alan Curbishley has paid tribute to Jay Bothroyd for battling back from the effects of a car accident to fire Charlton into the fifth round of the FA Cup.
The Addicks looked set to be taken to a replay, as Lee Steele had cancelled out Jonathan Fortune's opener, but Bothroyd climbed off the bench to net a free kick at the death.
Curbishley was relieved to avoid a replay and happy to see Bothroyd return to the fold.
"I'm delighted to be through and I'm very pleased because we didn't want another game," Curbishley.
"The three subs came on and really livened it up for us and all played their part in it.
"Every time Jay comes on and does what he did today, he seems to get an injury in the next couple of days.
"That's the third goal he's scored coming on now. He came on against Hartlepool, scored, and got injured the next day, came on against Manchester City, scored and then during the week got a calf injury and he's done it again today so he better go home and go straight to bed I think.
"He's been training since the car accident but he's had no after effects from it.
"He's seen me bring Marcus Bent in which he was disappointed about but he's took the opportunity today to remind me he's there."
Curbishley had words of consolation for The O's.
"Great credit to Orient - they played fantastically well and like I said last week, the extra fans they have attracted because of their cup run have got to get themselves down to Brisbane Road and support them week-in, week-out."