Nathan Jones gushes over Charlton Athletic support ahead of Exeter City and Stevenage

Nathan Jones praised the Charlton faithful.Nathan Jones praised the Charlton faithful.
Nathan Jones praised the Charlton faithful.
Nathan Jones has won over the Charton Athletic faithful so far, and feel the support from the fanbase.

Charlton Athletic manager Nathan Jones is smitten with the support of the Addicks faithful since his arrival at the London club. Speaking ahead of the Easter weekend action against Exeter City and Stevenage, the Welshman gushed over the fanbase.

Charlton travel to Exeter City in a six-pointer on Good Friday before welcoming Stevenage to The Valley on Easter Monday. The club had been flirting with relegation on Jones' arrival and, while not safe yet, an unbeaten run of eight league outings has lifted the side to 16th.

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Speaking in his pre-match conference, Jones was asked about the club's following and said: "They are brilliant, just brilliant. They are positive, the energy they bring. They are just magnificent. We are delighted. We expect it.

"They've had a two-week break and seven away games in my 10 games. They've been vocal, driven the team on, been magnificent. We're coming to expect that now but we don't take that for granted."

Charlton will look to continue their recent run of form as they head to St James Park on Friday but will face an Exeter City side buoyed by back-to-back wins against Burton Albion and Shrewsbury Town. Those results had ended a spell of five League One matches without a win for Gary Caldwell's men.

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Nathan Jones praised the Charlton faithful.Nathan Jones praised the Charlton faithful.
Nathan Jones praised the Charlton faithful.

Jones said: "We take every game on its merits and every game is a different challenge. They are well-drilled, well-coached. It's always a tough place to go and a tough game, we know that.

"We just want to get points for us. We aren't worried if we leapfrog or whatever. All we want to do is keep this run going and get to the level of performance that we want. We dipped slightly below it at Fleetwood, albeit in horrific conditions, so we want to get back to the levels we were showing before Fleetwood."

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