Charlton manager Karl Robinson hopes his side’s impressive start to the new campaign will tempt stay-away fans back to The Valley.

The Addicks made it five wins from six thanks to Saturday’s 2-1 victory over Southend, with Josh Magennis and Ricky Holmes both on target in the second half.

Attendances in SE7 have fallen since Belgian owner Roland Duchatelet, himself not exactly a Valley regular having failed to attend a Charlton game in almost three years, took over the club.

But Robinson believes an upturn in fortunes on the pitch, with the Addicks now up to second spot in the League One table, will bring the feel-good factor back to supporters, even the ones still swerving trips to Floyd Road as a protest against Duchatelet’s ownership.

He said: “I’m really pleased with the players, I’m really pleased with the fans as I always am.

“I’m getting to sound like a broken record but that is who we do it for. That is who we play for and who we want to make proud.

“You can hear the noise levels in here. I don’t know if you’ve been here this season but if you were certainly here last season you can see a different mentality around the place.

“Hopefully people who weren’t here today are still looking (at results) and still proud of what we are trying to achieve as a group.

“It is just stuff that I want to keep continuing and thanking them. It means so much that we can make people very happy in south-east London.”

Robinson was particularly pleased with Magennis’ opener, with the Northern Ireland striker rising majestically to break the deadlock by heading home Chris Solly’s excellent 65th minute cross.

The manager explained: “That goal is the perfect goal. It doesn't get any better.

“The quality of the cross for big Josh Magennis - he must be on cloud nine.

“He has a new contract, two international goals, is almost in Russia next summer for the World Cup and has three in three for us.

“It isn't bad on the back of a new contract.”

But the Addicks boss was less than impressed with the display of the officials in the immediate aftermath of the Shrimpers victory.

Robinson said:“I thought the referee’s performance was poor. What I want to know is there were bookings in the first half and he put one minute up. Constantly there was time wasting.

“The second we go into the lead all of a sudden it becomes a problem. I don’t get his thoughts today.

“The tackle on Ezri Konsa with two minutes to go was horrendous. Ricky Holmes got booked for getting smashed in front of me and then obviously momentum took him into a second challenge late.

“The fourth official I don’t know what he was doing today. He was horrendous. Horrendous.

“I shouldn’t have spoken to him the way I did, I get that, but they’ve got a job to do.

“I was told in the referee’s office before they would get involved in decisions in front of them and that is five yards away, so I’ve probably wasted too much energy firefighting the assistants and the fourth official today.”