Charlton boss Karl Robinson saw his side stay a place above the U's thanks to Saturday’s 1-0 victory over Doncaster Rovers at The Valley.
In-form Tariqe Fosu’s ninth-minute strike – his fifth goal in his last three games - earned the Addicks all three points and Manager Robinson believes that his side's ability on the counter attack and their team spirit have been key to their fine start to the season.
“On the counter attack, we looked bright and we could have scored one or two more" he told Charlton's official website “But, today, I don’t think we were at our best but I saw a different side to the team. I saw a real desire, a dedication and application towards the cause. We all know we weren’t at our best and when you’re not you have to call on your heart, your desire and work ethic.
“These are the things that every fan asks for. We stuck to the task, we gave it our all and that is all I and the fans can ask for.
“The ovation from the supporters at the end was great and that is what this club needs; a team that is willing to go to the wire when it’s not playing well. We knew how to win today and I was very pleased with that.”
“We know that we are going to get better. We have got legs and energy all over the pitch and we are going to improve.”
Robinson, who is assisted by former Charlton midfielder Lee Bowyer, could have Mark Marshall available again following a tight groin, but Harry Lennon, Lewis Page, and Jason Pearce remain sidelined.