Jackson: "It was important to get that away win"

Johnnie Jackson was thrilled with the dominant nature of his side’s 1-0 triumph at Doncaster Rovers on Saturday as the Addicks earned a first away win in five.

Charlton dominated proceedings from start to finish but found Jonathan Mitchell in inspired form, with the hosts’ stopper pulling off a string of saves - including a penalty stop to deny Conor Washington after 15 minutes.

The Addicks were forced to wait until the 66th minute for the all-important breakthrough, courtesy of Jayden Stockley.

“It should have been more than one-nil,” Jackson told CharltonTV. “We should have been out of sight, but at one-nil you’re open to them getting an opportunity and something falling for them. The most disappointing aspect of the day was that we didn’t score more goals. 

“I liked the performance today, I liked what I saw in and out of possession. Obviously, that final bit was lacking but I thought we moved the ball well, I thought we got into some really dangerous areas, I thought there were some outstanding performances throughout the team and we created a lot. Apart from that last little bit at the end there, I felt really comfortable defensively as well. I’m really happy with the performance and obviously the upturn in form.”

The boss was delighted to send the 636 travelling Addicks home with three points, complete with a third consecutive clean sheet.

“It was really important for us to get that away win,” said Jackson. “It’s brilliant for the fans; they always travel everywhere in their numbers to get behind the team. We haven’t given them enough to shout about times and we haven’t sent them away happy from away games. I’m really, really delighted for them today, they can now travel back down the road with a smile on their faces.

“There haven’t been enough clean sheets, especially away from home,” the gaffer added. “That needed to be the bedrock - that’s four out of five games now that we’ve kept clean sheets in. With the firepower that we’ve got back available to us, I always fancy us to score goals. We only scored one today but we should have had a hatful, really.”

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