Chris Solly says that Charlton will be determined to build on their last-gasp equaliser against Luton Town when they head to Scunthorpe United on Tuesday night (7.45pm).
Solly’s stoppage-time volley at the weekend was his first Addicks goal in six years and preserved his team’s six-match unbeaten league run. It also kept them just inside of the Sky Bet League One play-off places.
And the club captain insists that they will be intent on going one better in midweek when they face improving Scunthorpe.
“It was massive to have extended the run,” Solly said. “We came to Luton for three points - to get five wins in a row - but if you can’t win, the next best thing is to take the point and now we go on to Tuesday [at Scunthorpe].
“If we can get three points there, that will give us four points from the two games and we’ll be looking good.
“When Luton got their first goal on Saturday, all their fans were up. It’s really enclosed and you feel them really close to the pitch and then they scored again.
“We stuck together and kept trying to get that equaliser. Bows [Lee Bowyer] said in the dressing room, he can’t praise us enough for sticking together and the fight we’re showing as a team at the minute.
“It’s nice to stay unbeaten. We’ve got two more games before the international break, so we’ve got to keep that going for the next two.”
Solly’s goal saw him ripple the back of an opposition net for the first time since his stunning goal against Blackpool in 2012. He was delighted to score but laughed that he doesn’t expect to notch many more in his career.
He said: “I think that takes my goal ratio from one in 135 to maybe one in 90, so it’s quite a big difference! They come around every six years, so I’m not sure you’ll see another one.
“It sat up nicely. We were trying to get the equaliser, so I had squeezed right in. I just tried to get a good connection and keep the ball down.
“You see it so often where they go flying over the bar so I was just trying to get a good connection. One of their lads was trying to clear it and shanked it in but it’s my goal. It was definitely on target.”