West Ham United loanee Josh Cullen expects Charlton to get better and better as the 2018/19 season goes on.
The Addicks made it three league victories in a row on Saturday, as they won 2-0 at Bradford City, to lift themselves into seventh place in the Sky Bet League One table.
And Cullen, who grabbed the assist for Karlan Grant’s opener at the weekend, expects his team to be knocking the door of the promotion places very soon.
“The standard is really high and the quality is good,” said Cullen, who has claimed two assists in his first two Charlton appearances.
“This is a team that can be ambitious this season and, to come to places like Bradford and Southend and get wins, it’s not easy and not many teams will do that.
“We have a very good group in terms of quality and the togetherness. The changing room, how tight it is, is very good news for the fans and there’s no reason why we can’t be ambitious this season and try and get Charlton back where it belongs, which is higher than League One.
“With the quality we have within the changing room, we can definitely look to push on and be ambitious for the play-offs or automatic promotion this season.
“Before I came, I saw a few of the games and the lads were playing well but the results weren’t coming. It was only a matter of time and now it’s three wins on the bounce.
“We know we can still play better than we are. We’re not going to take our foot off the peddle and we’ll keep going and hopefully make it four in a row next Saturday.”
Saturday’s game at Bradford saw Cullen return to one of his former clubs. He played 46 games for the Bantams as they reached the play-off final in 2016/17 and on Saturday he received a nice reception from the home fans.
Cullen was grateful to those Bradford supporters and wished them luck for the remainder of the season.
He said: “Hopefully every fan you speak to will say I always give 100 per cent for the shirt. I had a good time at Bradford, we just missed out in the play-off final. The fans were brilliant to me when I was here and I tried to give everything for them.
“It was nice to come back, get the win. It’s nice to see a few familiar faces.”