Appleton: 'The mood is good in the camp'


The Addicks host eighth-placed Exeter City at The Valley on Tuesday evening and Michael Appleton will be hoping his side can extend their four-game unbeaten run.

Charlton have won back-to-back home games with victories over Fleetwood Town and Wycombe Wanderers and have grinded out points away from home against Stevenage and Shrewsbury Town.

“Exeter are very similar to Shrewsbury in a way,” explained Appleton when asked about the test Gary Caldwell’s side will pose. “They try and play a little bit more but it will be a back five/back three, whatever you want to call it depending on how quickly they drop back into a five.

“Up top the lad [Demetri] Mitchell, who I am used to seeing more in wide areas, looks a threat in central areas with [Yanic] Wildschut. They have got one or two players playing in unfamiliar roles, compared to what I have been up against in the past. They are clearly quite expansive, quite aggressive in their approach and it has served them well with 16 points so far this season.”

The Addicks were unbeaten in the league in September. When asked about the mood amongst the group, the Head Coach said: “The mood is good in the camp - it is a bit different to what it was at half-time on Saturday. To be fair though, the way the players responded I thought was excellent.

“Having watched it back the response was better than I thought it was as well, which is always pleasing. We have had two wins, two draws, those two wins coming at The Valley and with the game tomorrow and the game on Saturday, clearly confidence is pretty good.”

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