Charlton left back Aaron Barnes thinks there is a really good feel about this season. In his view the intensive pre-season, which has seen Karl Robinson challenge the record for the number of pre-season matches, will lead to promotion: Promotion hopes
Barnes said, 'The manager came in and he really wanted to change the philosophy and ethos of the club – to have a more positive environment and players who want to play for the club. I think we’re getting that now; we’re really working hard. That can only mean one thing – hopefully good results throughout the season.'
One sceptical fan tweeted, 'What else are they going to say?'