Charlton Athletic's David Button writes for the KM Group
Winning at Huddersfield Town last
weekend was an important result.
With the situation in the Championship
changing every weekend – Barnsley and Peterborough United both got
good results on Tuesday night, for example – nothing is ever
Our job is to just keep racking up the
points and make sure we ensure that we are again playing
second-tier football next season before the final few matches of
It was important for us to get a clean
sheet at the John Smith’s Stadium. It was our first since the start
of December and that, perhaps, illustrates why our results have
been mixed at times. It’s difficult to win games without that
foundation of keeping clean sheets but last Saturday we showed that
one goal can be enough.
I was pleased with my own performance
as well. The pitch wasn’t great and was difficult to play football
on, so there were a lot of crosses to come and claim, particularly
when Huddersfield were applying plenty of pressure.
It’s my job to make saves but it’s
always nice when you manage to make a couple of good ones and play
your part in the victory.
The lads were buzzing after the final
whistle and taking four points from the away matches against
Peterborough United and Huddersfield last week was the perfect way
to approach Saturday’s match against Millwall, when we’ve got a
Everyone knows that we haven’t been
good enough at home this season but that hasn’t been down to a lack
of effort. If we’re going to get some home form going, perhaps
there isn’t a better place to start than a big derby game. I’ve
played in a few derbies before, in Yorkshire and Devon and watched
the north London derby from the bench, so this will be the biggest
one that I have been involved with.
The past few weeks have been great for
me. I won’t lie, I was a little frustrated beforehand because I
wasn’t out there showing everyone what I
But Ben Hamer was playing well and has
been fantastic to me in the past few weeks as well. We have got a
good group of keepers and I have enjoyed it since I joined the
We have got nine games left and want
to keep the momentum going now.
Perhaps last week’s results took the pressure off us a little,
but we are not safe yet. We need to carry on that good work.