Holden: "Back-to-back wins is massive for us"

Holden celebrates

Charlton made it back-to-back wins with a 2-1 win against Lincoln City at The Valley and Dean Holden felt it was a deserved three points.

The Addicks had 19 shots, with seven on target and controlled possession for much of the game to secure three points after last weekend’s 3-1 win at Portsmouth.

Speaking to CharltonTV, Holden said: “Back-to-back wins is massive for us. We talked all week about backing up the performance and the result against Portsmouth, the players have gone out and done that.

“We had chances to take the game away from Lincoln, didn’t take them and then they score late. The players have not been used to winning enough recently so there was a little bit of anxiety probably on the pitch at that point which we need to get to the bottom of and fix. The supporters stayed with us, particularly in that last 10 minutes as the rain came in.”

Scott Fraser, playing higher up the pitch in recent weeks, netted his second goal in as many games before playing in Corey Blackett Taylor for Charlton’s second.

Holden added: “I thought we saw all sides of the performance today. It was a little bit scrappy in the first 20 minutes and Lincoln are a really direct team. We grew into the game, scored two fantastic goals, another from Scott Fraser from open play, which is good for him, and Corey’s finish is outstanding.

“We’ve probably won ugly in the end, which we’ve maybe not done enough of. There are loads of positives but still so much work to do – we’re disappointed we didn’t get that clean sheet.”

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