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Charlton boss Robinson wants to defeat ‘very strong’ Iron

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Charlton Athletic boss Karl Robinson says that trying to beat Scunthorpe tomorrow is more important that extending their nine match unbeaten run.

He brings his side to Glanford Park on the back of a 2-1 win over Rochdale in midweek, knowing a win would see his side leapfrog the Iron into third place in the Sky Bet League One table.

And despite admitting the game would be a stern test for his side, Robinson said the visitors would be doing all they could to return to London with all three points.

“Sometimes when you go on a run like this, people get infatuated by staying unbeaten. I’d rather try and go and win the game.

“We have got to keep trying to push and push even if we are the away team.

“It will be two very honest teams going toe to toe.

“We go into every game knowing it’s a tough game at this level.”

Robinson also reserved some praise for the Iron in his pre-match press conference suggesting Graham Alexander’s men were a stronger squad than the one which missed out on automatic promotion last year.

“They are stronger this year because of the unity they’ve got,” he added.

“They’ve got four or five strikers who are top at this level and their midfield is very strong.

“Their back four is very strong. So it will be a really interesting game.”

Written by Matt Blanchard

Part of the team since 2007, before becoming editor in 2013. Undertaken the role of match summariser during Scunthorpe United live match commentaries for BBC Radio Humberside. Seasonal contributor to football titles FourFourTwo and When Saturday Comes and a finalist at the Football Blogging Awards in 2014.

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