Lyle Taylor believes it would be “selfish” for Charlton to think they deserve to be up by more goals than they are against Doncaster in the League One playoff semi-finals.

The Addicks’ leading scorer and player of the season is pleased with the result, a 2-1 win away from home, but acknowledges how difficult a place the Keepmoat Stadium can be to get a result.

Taylor would open the scoring with a header from close range, his 25th goal this season, before Joe Aribo doubled the lead just minutes later.

Despite a late scare which saw Matty Blair halve the deficit for Rovers, it was those frenzied couple minutes which gifted Charlton the crucial win.

“The free-kick, or whatever it was, came in, it flicked off [Andy] Butler and I just saw Josh Cullen stood on the line,” Taylor said after the game, when asked about the first two goals.

“I thought, 'What is he doing there?'. It's gone straight to him, he's put it back across the box and I volleyed some kid's foot.

“Honestly, I don't know what happened there. It went back to Josh, I think, and it popped back into the box.

“I thought, 'Right, I'm going to get my head taken off here but I need to score. I have to score, I have to, I'm going to have to head this'.

“I just threw myself at it and, thankfully, didn't get volleyed in the head and it went in!”

The opener arrived after Doncaster pressed for the opening strike, with James Coppinger forcing goalkeeper Dillon Phillips into action.

Rovers fans initially believed the Charlton goal should’ve been ruled out because Cullen was offside, however, replays suggested referee Oliver Langford made the correct decision.

“We were defending, Josh put me in and I had to wait because there was no way I was going to get through and score,” Taylor said, describing the second goal.

“It'd come back to me from Albie [Morgan] on the edge of the box and Aribo was round me, called for it, he wanted it first time but I've taken my touch.

“I just waited, and waited, and waited for the defender to commit and then rolled it and he cross-scored.

“Nah, it was definitely a shot! A hundred per cent a shot, so I'll take the assist as well.”

Taylor was asked whether he thinks Charlton will have felt disappointed they didn’t come away with an even bigger margin.

“To be honest with you, on the balance of the game, okay. We might have scored a couple more goals, they might have scored a couple of goals, I think it'd be selfish to say that we deserved to be any further up than we are,” he said.

“But football is football and anything can happen.

“The simple fact of the matter is we are up, going home, and we're happy with that and we'll take that.”