Karl Robinson enjoyed the reception he received from AFC Wimbledon fans during Charlton’s 1-0 win against the Dons.

The Addicks boss was in charge of Milton Keynes Dons for six years, from 2010 to 2016, a club who were founded in 2004 after the original Wimbledon FC were moved from south London.

The more than 1,350 travelling supporters ensured Robinson knew what they thought of him despite their team falling to their ninth defeat in 16 league games this season.

Asked about what he thought, Robinson said: “I was so happy with that. Do you know why? Interestingly enough, they were more concerned about me than supporting their team. I was thinking, ‘Wow, if you’re a player for them then you would be thinking why they are not singing for us’.

“Their players were running, they were pressing, they were tackling – they were giving their all for the badge today. But the fans were more interested in me.

“Our fans just went, ‘Right let’s support our players and do everything for our players’. Our fans showed today that they got behind this team, they supported this team, they didn’t use anybody, and it was just our players.

“It just shows you again that it’s a unified group – fans, players, staff, people alike that search for one common goal and that is to win.”

Charlton remain in fourth in Sky Bet League One with a game in hand on Bradford City, Wigan Athletic and Shrewsbury Town.

After securing a 1-0 win over Bradford City last time out, the Addicks are now unbeaten in seven and remain four points clear of fifth-place Scunthorpe United.

However, Robinson is keen for his players to recover well with a short break and come back refreshed.

He added: “What I have done is given players four days off. Players should be going abroad tonight to get some sun. The most important thing we do at this time is recover, get Vitamin D, rest and recovery.

“The game being pushed a day has helped with that, so the players should be off now and they should be all getting their rest, seeing their kids, seeing their families, and coming back refreshed.

“I think they need it. We’ve stumbled over the last few games, we’ve looked a little bit fatigued. So we have needed that break, [and] the players who haven’t played x amount of games will be involved in the game on Wednesday, and they need minutes.

“If the game gets called off then we will play a game on that weekend as well. So we have got a lot of work to do, but hopefully they can recover and they can go and just relax.”