Chris Powell has warned the team that they must 'embrace the pressure' of being the top club in League One. 'I think the pressure gets to any team, whether they're at the top or the bottom, but you have to embrace that pressure at the top,' the Addicks supremo said.
At this time of the season we face teams fighting to avoid relegation, of which there are many. Among the sides competing for promotion, only Huddesfield are left among our fixtures. But even mid-table sides like the glory of taking the scalp of the leading club. It's tough and exposed at the top.
I have always found having to grind results out against Yeovil one of the most irritating aspects of playing in League 1. The Glovers engage in an annual struggle to remain at this level and somehow they always manage it.
At the moment they are 3rd in the form table, above Charlton, having put together a little run. On Saturday leading scorer Andy Williams scored two fluke goals to defeat Walsall. One went in off his backside and the other was diverted into the net by a Walsall player.
Meanwhile, a Sheffield Wednesday fan writing in The League Paper has declared that automatic promotion is now secured. I suppose that confidence comes from supporting a massive club and contrasts with the nervousness at The Valley. However, I think we will win 2-0 tonight.