Robinson: Charlton 'very positive' ahead of Peterborough United clash

Karl Robinson says the mood is very positive around the Charlton camp ahead of Tuesday night’s clash against Peterborough United at The Valley (7.45pm). 

The Addicks were unfortunate to see their nine-match unbeaten league run come to a halt at high-flying Scunthorpe United on Saturday but now they are determined to bounce back.

Tickets for the clash remain available and the Manager insists that his side are ready to try and make the most of their match in hand.

“It’s a big game – we won’t play in the league again for 12 days after this and we want to take advantage,” he said.

“Coming off the back of playing well and losing on Saturday – we’ve played well on the last two Saturdays and only taken one point – it’s frustrating but it is still a very positive camp and we are all in a great frame of mind. 

“Our performance on Saturday didn’t deserve for us to be downbeat; at no stage did anyone not work hard and at no stage did anyone not take on information. 

“We got beaten by two absolute wonder-strikes and we have dusted ourselves off and now we are ready to go again. We know there is more to come from us, we are still learning and I 100 per cent know that we are going to get better.”

The Posh will arrive at The Valley having been beaten 2-0 by Rochdale at the weekend. Robinson says he and his backroom staff have watched a lot of them.

He said: “We’ve seen their last five games and they have played five different systems, so there is certainly a bit of unpredictability there. 

“They have got a lot of players that can rotate a number of different positions and on the front foot they are very good. The respect that we have for them is, as always, up there and we know that we will be in for a difficult evening. 

“We have our own objectives to attend to, though, and we need to win these games in hand to make sure we take advantage of them. We’re looking forward to the game.”

The Addicks’ injury list will not be any shorter ahead of the match and Robinson also admitted that an additional name could be added to it.

He said: “No one is back and Chris Solly could be out. He’s another one to add to the list and joins Pearcey, Tariqe, Clarkey, Reevesy and Pagey. 

“It’s a long list and those players would get into most teams in this league. It shows how tough it has been for us but we are still in good form and we want that to continue.”

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