Grant McCann insists his side are “back in the tie” after Doncaster Rovers grabbed a late goal against Charlton in the playoff semi-final first leg to halve the deficit.

Matty Blair turned the ball in on 87 minutes, thanks to Mallik Wilks’ cross, after Lyle Taylor and Joe Aribo handed the Addicks a healthy lead during the first half.

Charlton have the advantage going into the second leg at The Valley, on May 17, however it’s not as comfortable as they would have liked because of Rovers’ late strike.

And that has boosted McCann’s confidence in believing his team still has every opportunity to book their place in the playoff final at Wembley Stadium.

“I’m pleased for Matty, it was a good header at the back post and Mallik’s done well with the cross - we’re right in this tie now and we know what we’ve got to do at The Valley on Friday,” he said.

“I thought in the second half we were outstanding, we camped in their half and we passed and we probed. Maybe we lacked a cutting edge at times, but we played our game and I felt we could or should have had a couple more goals.”

The Addicks boast a strong record at The Valley this season, having not lost on home soil in all competitions since December.

That defeat came against their playoff rivals Doncaster, 2-0 in the FA Cup, and McCann says his players won’t be intimidated by needing a win in southeast London.

“I don’t think any game in this league should be daunting, especially in the play-offs. Charlton are 2-1 up and it’s half-time in the tie, it will be a good game on Friday,” he added.

“We know what we have to do. We’ve got ourselves back in the tie and now we have to go there and get ourselves back on a level playing field before we can push on.

“It’s going to be difficult, but we have to approach Friday’s game with the same mindset that we had during the second half on Sunday. Charlton are a good side, but we’ve shown for long periods of that game, and our most recent league game that we can match them.”