Joe Aribo says Charlton have handed a psychological blow to their promotion rivals by climbing into the top six.

The Addicks moved up to sixth after securing their third successive win against Rotherham on Easter Monday.

Aribo, who scored twice in the 3-1 victory over the Millers, said: “It’s definitely a psychological blow [to our promotion rivals] because they’ll be watching us and worried thinking ‘Charlton are pushing us’.

“We’ve got to take every game as it comes, not look two games ahead. We've got to keep working hard and winning. We’ll see where we go from there.

“Everyone is feeling good, we’ve won three on the bounce so we just need to keep fighting.

“We need to maintain our form and keep winning games.”

Aribo has played every minute of Lee Bowyer’s reign as caretaker boss.

Bowyer scored 99 league goals during his illustrious playing career - and he has been helping Aribo add goals to his game since pre-season.

The 21-year-old midfielder added: “Even before he was the manager, he’d always do one to ones with me and that’s still going on.

“He always talks to me before games just to make sure I win my battle first and stay in the game and get an assist or goal.

“It was Karl [Robinson] as well as Lee Bowyer, they were both working with me. I always hear Lee Bowyer on the touchline, ‘Joe, box!’ and it makes me switch on and make my way to the box.”

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