Charlton Athletic striker Josh Magennis expressed his delight as The Addicks returned to winning ways with a 2-1 win over MK Dons at Stadium MK on Saturday afternoon.

The Northern Ireland international hotshot netted the second goal for Karl Robinson’s men with a bullet header after Ahmed Kashi had given Athletic a first half lead.

Speaking to The72 after the match, Magennis was naturally pleased that his side finally chalked up their first win of the month at the fourth attempt.

“It was hard, there’s no easy games in this league” the striker said when summarising the match. “You’ve got to try and come out of the blocks and we did that and Kashi’s strike was brilliant.

“We put them on the back foot, we had to make sure that we didn’t let the lead slip away and capitalise on it and that’s what we did.

“We’ve just not been seeing games out in the last couple of weeks

“It’s good that the character saw us through to the end of the game.”

The win ends a difficult period for The Addicks psychologically, with the club having lost seven points from winning positions in recent weeks and Magennis was delighted to move back into the top six after beating MK Dons.

Magennis added “We started the season in flames and we set standards in the team and expectations but then we hit the worst form that I’ve been involved in.

“We managed to turn it around and take the lead in games again but we just couldn’t see it out.

“We’ve just kept working hard behind the scenes and it was great to get the points and move back into the top six.

“We are delighted to get the win and we look forward to next week now.”

Before his recent goal against Oxford United, Magennis had gone 14 games without scoring and after netting two goals in his last two games, the striker is happy with his healthy goal return this month.

“For a striker, it’s massive to score goals” Magennis admitted.

“At the start of the season, we were winning and I was getting on the scoresheet then we went on a bad run and I wasn’t scoring.

“The gaffer has trust in me and I’ve been working hard in training. With the quality which we have like the ball which came in today for my header, it’d be almost impossible to miss.

“We have regained our confidence and are creating chances, we went a long time where we weren’t creating anything so there’s a good buzz about the place.

“We know we’ve got enough quality to finish in the top six and we are in there now but it would be ridiculous to let it slip away.”

The goal against MK Dons was Magennis’ eighth league goal of the season, two short of his tally last term.

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