REACTION | Robinson pleased with Addicks in Chesterfield victory

George Jones reports from the Proact Stadium

Karl Robinson was pleased with his side’s overall performance in Saturday’s 2-1 victory over Chesterfield at the Proact Stadium.

Goals either side of half-time from Jake Forster-Caskey and Ricky Holmes put the Addicks in control of the match before Reece Mitchell pulled one back in stoppage time for the hosts.

A 95th minute penalty gave Charlton the chance to restore their two-goal cushion, only for Forster-Caskey to see his spot-kick saved by Thurston Stuckmann, and afterwards the Manager was pleased that they had done enough to secure back-to-back wins.

“I thought we looked comfortable and the gameplan was to try and absorb their pressure and then hit them on the counter attack whenever we could,” he said.

“I thought Jake and the three in midfield were very good. They moved the ball very efficiently and our wide players caused threats.

“It was a decent performance all round and I’d like to thank the fans for their support this afternoon, and all year.

“I know it’s been a hard season but they still turn out in their numbers and I can’t ask for any more from them.”

He added: “If we win our game next week and results go our way then we’ll jump up two more places.

“I want us to go and beat Swindon. I want to jump up those two places in the league and it will be nice if we can end with four wins in five games.

“That’s got to be our aim and objective and then we can build on it next season.”

Robinson reserved praise for opening-goalscorer Forster-Caskey and believes that there is more to come from the former Brighton man.

He said: “Jake’s talent is unquestionable but he needs to add goals to his game consistently, which is why he wanted the penalty at the end.

“He wants more goals, he can play in a number of positions and his ball striking is exceptional.

“Hopefully we can get a good pre-season in him and he’ll come back twice the player that he is at the moment.”

The Manager confirmed after the game that he intends to start Johnnie Jackson next weekend and that a verbal agreement has been reached to extend the captain’s contract.

“We’ve made a decision, he’s made a decision,” Robinson said. “I want good people at this place, people that can teach me about Charlton.

“I’ve got Lee Bowyer to teach me about the club from years ago and Jacko over recent years; the success and the negativities.

“It’s nice for me to learn from them and then to try and educate the players that we bring in here about what the Charlton DNA is like.

“I want Jacko to lead the team out next week. He may come and do a bit more coaching next season, so on Sunday I want him to lead his side out.

“It’s going to be an important game for him and, with Chris Solly behind him, it will be good to have two players with Charlton in their blood in the team.”

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