Jose Riga insists he only wants committed players at Charlton after thrashing Rotherham 4-1 at the AESSEAL New York Stadium.

The Addicks ended a run of 12 winless games in emphatic style with a brace from Simon Makienok and Igor Vetokele and Ademola Lookman strikes.

The result leaves Riga’s men just one point away from safety.

Following the loan of Tony Watt and the exclusion of certain players, Riga admits it’s imperative to have players playing for the team.

He said: “You can’t do anything if you don't have belief and commitment, we did work on it. Each line on the field did a great job today.

“I know the qualities of Tony Watt and all the players. But the first thing is the willingness to do something for us and to compete with us.

“This was not exactly the idea of Tony so I cannot push him. I push players to give the best for Charlton.

“I respect his decision, with everybody, but behind me I want players who want to do the same and to share the same idea.

“We’ll see [about Vaz Te] we have one or two days before the window closes It’s the same situation. I’m just focused on players who are committed to the club.”

In the fourth minute, Makienok’s knock-down found Zakarya Bergdich whose burst of pace allowed him to tee up the Great Dane to smash in the opener.

However, Rotherham replied shortly after when Danny Ward played the ball to an unmarked Chris Burke and his effort beat Stephen Henderson.

The Addicks’ second goal came just before half-time when Johann Berg Gudmundsson raced down the right wing to unselfishly square the ball to Vetokele who had a tap-in.

Second-half strikes from Makienok and Lookman rounded off a very impressive day for Charlton - with Rotherham's Clarke-Harris skying a penalty.

There were massive improvements from the likes of Makienok, Vetokele and Bergdich - players who have been questioned of late.

Riga was very happy for them and the reaction he and the players received from the 700-plus travelling Addicks.

He added: “That’s my secret [on what I’ve said to improving players], it’s not with one word, we try to get the best from each of them.

“It’s also finding the way to put them in the right position but not only for themselves but for the team. If we want the same then we can drive in the direction that we want.

“I’m happy that they sang but not if we didn't get the result. They know me, I'm here to do something, not for my own interests.

“I’m not alone. I’m not exceptional because I need everybody. If I can put something more and add something that’s what I want to do.

“But not too many compliments because there’s still a long way to go.”

Charlton face Bristol City at home next weekend in another relegation six-pointer.