Karl Robinson saluted the togetherness of his squad following Charlton’s 4-1 victory against Northampton Town at The Valley on Saturday afternoon.
A stoppage-time double from tireless midfielder Jake Forster-Caskey added to goals from Josh Magennis and Ricky Holmes to give the Addicks a deserved three-goal cushion in what was an eye-catching display in SE7.
And afterwards the Manager was full of praise for his side as well as the club’s supporters, who gave great backing throughout the afternoon.
“It was a deserved win and the 4-1 was important because it didn’t flatter us,” he beamed. “The players were excellent.
“I didn’t think we were really on our A-Game in the last 10 minutes of the first half and, to be fair to the players, they were quite upset with their own performance at half-time, which is good.
“At the end with the hugs and the high-fives, we look like a team that is really together. We have arguments during the week and I like that; we question things and then it is down to the players to answer them on a Saturday.
“I’m really pleased for them. This is our team, I’m just one cog of this whole club – the fans are another – and I think the people who come and support us deserve this.
“The noise levels have increased a little bit and as well I want to give a special mention to Ben Amos, who was outstanding. He made a couple of great saves at 1-0, his domination from set-piece was good and he looked a real presence and I am really happy with him. This is the first week that he’s had a full week’s training and hopefully he will only get better.”
Charlton travel to Norwich City in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night before heading to Rotherham United next weekend.
The Manager says it has been a positive start to the season and he wants that to continue.
He said: “When you look at us so far this season, we’ve scored four today, we should have score four last week, we got two in the cup and one in our first game.
“That’s seven in our first few and that is very positive moving forward. As well as that, the back four were excellent and the little things we did were also very good and allowed us to do the offensive stuff we wanted to do.”
The Manager also provided an update on his search for a striker.
He said: “We have two or three players that we really like and we have to work really hard to try and get them over the line. That’s us and the opposition as well because maybe the other team sees us as a threat and will not want to sell them to us.”