Date: 27th August 2017 at 5:43pm
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Manager Karl Robinson has been speaking of his delight at seeing Charlton Athletic make it back to back victories at the weekend in the game against Rotherham United.

Travelling to the New York Stadium on Saturday Charlton took a two nil victory with goals coming from Patrick Bauer and Josh Magennis, and Robinson was particularly delighted with the defensive show we put on.

Speaking to the Official Site as he met with the media following the game, a delighted gaffer explained.

‘This was always going to be a very difficult game. When they played Southend, they steamrollered them with their power and energy in the first half. We were very well organised, we were well disciplined and when our chances arrived we managed to take them. I was so happy at the end for our goalkeeper and two centre-backs – they were immense. If they had score at the end I would have been devastated. We deserved our clean sheet today.’

Robinson went on to say that he felt winning the game’s key battle was vital to us taking all three points as once that battle had been won, our football quality could come out.

‘It was an old-fashioned ‘two tough centre-backs against two big, machine-type forwards`. That was the key battle for me and I knew if we won that then our football would take care of things. I think we looked a class outfit at times; we were resolute, strong from set-pieces and we always looked dangerous on the counter attack. I`d also like to wish Jamie Proctor a quick recovery from his injury. He is a great player, a good lad and hopefully he will be back on the pitch soon.’

Asked about potential transfer movement with the window soon to be closed, he went on to say.

‘We`re always looking for more and we have been linked with a striker that we would like – a real quick one that is a threat in behind – and that would complete our jigsaw I would think. We will have to see what happens over the next five days or so.’

Robinson ended with praise for the travelling fans on the day.

‘That`s one of the things that I`m so proud of being the manager of this football club is the travelling support that we get and the inclusive nature of all of our fans at The Valley. I just hope they are proud of their team. I know I keep saying it but I hope they are proud. That`s all we can do.’

Goalkeeper Ben Amos was also speaking following the game, and he knew it had been a ‘big result’ for the side.

‘It was a real battle and after nine minutes added on at the end, we had to dig deep. I`ve worked my backside off since I`ve been here but even I`m knackered after that; everyone put a shift in. The whole side covered big distances and played with great intensity but most of all, it`s a big result for us.’

Speaking about the game itself, he admitted the players knew they would be in for a battle.

‘Even before the game, we knew what we were going to expect. They certainly try to play to their strengths with the two big lads up front and if we weren`t switched on, they only needed one real opportunity and we could have been one-nil down. Obviously I was kept busy, but the manager said before the game that they were going to pump balls into the box and target the fact that we`re not the biggest side in the league. However, I`m just delighted that as a side, we came through it and showed how much we wanted it.’

Moving forward he knew we’d put a marker down with nine points from the games so far, but he knew it was now about momentum and consistency as we head towards the Oldham Athletic tie.

‘The marker has been put down now but we now need to follow it up. We know how competitive this league is and what we need to do to get there so we hope to continue to do so in the same way. I think already what this result has shown is our ability to play in a different way yet still come out on top and put in a dominating performance. As a team we work hard and work for each other and the travelling fans – that`s what matters the most for us.’

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