Alexander: We know Charlton’s threats

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Graham Alexander admits he is expecting a tough test when Charlton are the visitors to Glanford Park this evening.

The Iron can move four points clear at the top of the table with a victory over the Addicks, who have suffered a stuttering start to life in League One, but Alexander insists it is just another three points up for grabs.

“It’s three points – nothing more, nothing less”, the Iron boss told the press.

“It gives us a chance to play at home again, and we’re playing against a very good team – a massive club at this level in League One.

“We know of their threats, but the lads have been playing well. It was a different game on Saturday, compared to the Southend game at home, but the players showed a great appetite to show what was needed to win both games.

“It has been pleasing to see that we can adapt whatever the opposition throw at us”.

Charlton arrive on the back of a 2-1 home defeat to Wimbledon, but invested in the side during the summer with the headline signing being that of ex Iron loanee Nicky Ajose who arrived for a reported £850,000 from Swindon.

“Charlton have different qualities and strengths to what we have faced so far.

“You want to play as well as you can but you have got to take into focus the opposition who are trying to make you play a different way.

“Fortunately we have had the answers and we have to continue that.”


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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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