Robinson on Plymouth, Charlton's youngsters, injuries and transfers

Karl Robinson wants Charlton to continue their impressive start to the season when they make the long journey west to Plymouth Argyle on Saturday. 

The Addicks have enjoyed a perfect start to 2017/18 so far, recoding victories against Bristol Rovers and Exeter City. 

Newly-promoted Argyle, meanwhile, were beaten at Peterborough on the opening day before being thrashed 5-0 by Bristol City in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday. 

But Robinson does not believe that Plymouth's defeat on Tuesday will have any bearing on the weekend match-up and has challenged his players to make it a very difficult afternoon for their hosts in what will be the Pilgrims' first home match since promotion.

“They have had two really good campaigns in League Two so we know they will be a very difficult team to play,” he said. “They made a number of changes on Tuesday and at this stage of the year no team has suffered enough defeats for it to affect their mentality.

“We have got to go and do what we need to do, we know our game plan already, we all know what we want to do and hopefully we can make it a very difficult afternoon for them. 

“They’re a very physical, a strong team and the three players at the top of the pitch are very aggressive and know their roles. The back four are strong and Carey in midfield is very talented. 

“This will be their first game at home since promotion and they’ll want to kick start their season on Saturday. It’s a massive game for them and for us it is equally as big. 

“We want to continue our winning run to breed confidence and that winning mentality.”

A number of Charlton’s youngsters starred in Tuesday’s cup win against Exeter City and the Manager hailed their impact. 

He said: “They were excellent. They were really competitive and enthusiastic and they have got tremendous talent as well. When you watch young players play, there is an exuberance about them and Charlton supporters should be proud of their young players. 

“They were great on Tuesday night. I knew they were good players but you never know how they will adapt in a real game. They did so wonderfully well and I couldn’t have asked for any more from them.”

The Addicks will be without the suspended Lee Novak at the weekend and Robinson revealed that Josh Magennis will also miss the trip.

He said: “We don’t have any fresh injuries from the ones that we already had. Obviously, Josh was missing the other day but we don’t have any new ones. 

“He will probably be out for another week or two. With Lee being out as well, we are a bit light in that department.”

Finally, the manager confirmed that he is still looking to improve his squad. 

He said: “We still need one or two other players in certain areas and some may still move on too, so there is still a lot of work to be done. 

“It gets more and more exciting, we’re always looking to improve and we are always looking to do more. It would be boring if I said we were done. 

“We had players that didn’t play on Saturday that proved their worth in gold on Tuesday. We have got tremendous competition for places and we still want to increase that to supplement some of those that might move on.”

Supporters can watch Karl Robinson's pre-match press conference on Valley Pass

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