Charlton Athletic manager Karl Robinson has labelled his side’s performance in the 2-1 win over MK Dons as excellent as The Addicks collected three points for the first time in almost a month.

Ahmed Kashi and Josh Magennis were on target for the South East Londoners who avoided a late collapse for the first time in four matches.

Speaking to The72 in a post-match interview, Robinson hailed what he believed was an excellent performance from his side.

“I thought we were excellent, I really did” said The Addicks boss. “Other than a little spell when they scored against the run of play we were a different level at times today.

The victory ended a rotten run which had seen Athletic concede late goals against Oxford United, Doncaster Rovers and Bradford City and Robinson went on to admit that he was relieved to change that unwanted pattern of events.

“My shirt was sweating under my coat” Robinson joked after watching his side battle to a narrow victory.

“We went to a five at the back and the fans may have thought that we were going defensive too soon but it was an offensive substitution because we thought that if we had two players on their three we could turn them over and hit them on the counter attack.

“We did that three or four times and during the last 15 minutes I thought we looked very good.

“I must say that the fans were excellent, they stuck with us until the end.

“We leave here very, very happy people.”

The result sees Charlton Athletic move back into the play-off places and Robinson believes that his side are in a good position with 14 games left to play.

Robinson added “We’ve got two games in hand on most of the teams around us so I think that’s a great position to be in.

“We got to 51 points with two games to go last year so look at the improvement which we have made.

“I’m really proud of everybody.”

Charlton Athletic are back in action next Saturday when Shrewsbury Town are the visitors to The Valley.


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