By Ben Guzdek
Charlton host Sheffield United this weekend with the away team looking to continue their fine form in League One.
Charlton’s new manager Karl Robinson is hoping to end Sheffield’s five-win streak after he was appointed manager following the sudden departure of Russel Slade last week
Welcome Karl Robinson. "Manager of the Month" used to be an award, now it's a job title at Charlton #cafc
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The 36 year-old Robinson hopes to continue his building reputation as the manager who led Milton Keynes Dons to the Sky Bet Championship just 18-months ago.
Robinson spoke to the Charlton Press and said: “I’ve inherited a talented squad and I’ll be doing everything I can to get the club back into the Championship as soon as possible.”
Charlton Athletic have confirmed Karl Robinson as the club’s new manager on a two-and-a-half year deal.
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Plenty of striking options will be available for the Addicks as they continue to take chances. Nicky Ajose and Josh Magennis both have five goals each in the league so far.
Meanwhile, United’s Billy Sharp hopes to continue his fine form away from home. He has one of the best records away from home as he’s scored eight goals for the club.
He commented to Sheffield’s The Star discussing how recently appointed manager Chris Wilder has changed the atmosphere at the training ground and has sparked their unstoppable run.
“Everybody is playing with a smile on their face at the moment. There is a big difference. The main thing is out there on the training pitch, the gaffer wants it like a game day and that creates good habits. Habits that we are taking into the matches themselves”
93rd minute winner from the EEL @EbanksLandell 🔥⚽️🔴⚪️⚔️ pic.twitter.com/TsAACbmISi
— billy sharp (@billysharp10) November 22, 2016
The Addicks are looking to end Wilder’s impressive run of form as Charlton hope to recover their own resting in 11th position in League One.
With Sheffield having one of the best away forms in the league with four wins in nine games, it’s a tough task for Robinson as he looks to make a bright start at his new club.