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Haynes glad Charlton are finally finding their feet in Championship
DANNY Haynes believes there were never any worries at Sparrows Lane about the Addicks’ poor run of form.
Charlton had gone since August without a home win before Tuesday night’s 5-4 Valley success over Cardiff.
And they built on the Bluebirds result yesterday with a 2-0 triumph at Bristol City to pick up back-to-back wins in the Championship for the first time since December 2007, six points which have propelled them seven points above the danger zone.
Haynes has also formed a good partnership with experienced loan signing Rob Hulse and admitted he relishes playing alongside him, while also conceding Charlton just took a bit of time to adapt to being back in the Championship.
He said: “We were just adapting to Championship life after getting promoted from League One.
“Now we’ve adapted and we’re getting decent results.
“There’s no doubt the ability is there, you just need a little of luck and the luck has gone our way this week.
“We want to get as many goals as possible, concede less and continue to get positive results.”
On Hulse, Haynes added: “He’s different gravy, coming from QPR he’s brought in a lot of experience and he’s a big strong lad.
“I’ve enjoyed working with Rob.
“We’re a bit different with me and my pace and him with his strength and his aerial ability.
Former Addicks youngster Haynes’ second spell back in SE7 since signing from Barnsley in January has been plagued by hamstring trouble.
But despite spending a fair amount of time in the treatment room, he is thriving on being back at the club where it all began.
Haynes explained: “It’s wicked, I’m back home, I’m enjoying life and I’m enjoying my football and I couldn’t ask for anything more really.
“I’m scoring goals as well, which is a bonus, so I’ve just got to get my head down and keep focussed “All the lads as well have stuck with me and hopefully we can keep getting these types of results.
“The gaffer has given me an opportunity and I feel like I have taken my opportunity.
“I’ve been working hard and working on my hamstrings, last year and obviously at the start of this year they had been a bit of a downer for me.
“But the gaffer has had faith in me and has stuck with me and now I’m reaping the rewards of all my hamstring work.”
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