Karl Robinson believes in-form Charlton midfielder Joe Aribo “is starting to come of age”.

Aribo, 21, started all seven of the Addicks’ games last month after injuries to Jake Forster-Caskey and Ahmed Kashi.

And despite impressing during his run in the side, he lost his place in the New Year’s Day defeat to Gillingham, but came off the bench to net his second goal in four games.

Forster-Caskey’s new injury, a hamstring problem, means Aribo is likely to start against Oldham on Saturday.

MORE: Charlton have option to extend player's contract by extra year

Valley boss Robinson told News Shopper: “Joe’s been outstanding. He’s starting to show another side of his game. He still needs to have more distance in his passing range.

“But he’s starting to come of age - he’s looking like a man at the moment.

“He’s worked really hard in the gym, he’s listening to some of the input from Bow [Lee Bowyer], myself and Jacko [Johnnie Jackson].

“He’s taking things on board. He’s a tremendous young man and he deserves what he’s getting at the moment.”

Click here to like our Charlton Facebook page