Wycombe Wanderers’ assistant manager Richard Dobson believes the Chairboys’ 1-0 away win at Charlton Athletic was the perfect response following their midweek defeat at Ipswich.

The Adams Park outfit fell to a 1-0 loss at Portman Road on December 29, which was their first fixture in 18 days following two postponements due to Covid-19 cases in opposition camps.

Their shortcomings in Suffolk, coupled with a Charlton side being at full strength, meant Wanderers would have it all to do if they wanted to start 2022 off with a positive result, especially at a ground where they have never won a league fixture at.

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But, a Sam Vokes strike on 35 minutes secured the Light and Dark Blue army their inaugural victory at the Valley, which has sent them up into fourth place in the League One table.

Dobson, who took co-control of the team alongside Matt Bloomfield, as manager Gareth Ainsworth continues to recover from Covid-19, said: “I am delighted with the response.

“We knew we weren’t quite at it [against Ipswich] and we knew the reasons why, as it’s fairly obvious when you haven’t played for quite a while as you lose your rhythm.

“But today [January 1], it was much better as we were like us even though we can still be better on the ball at times, especially during the first half, but the goal was well worked and I thought our shape and the way we defended was outstanding.”

In a game of two halves, the opening stages saw very little quality from both sides until Wanderers went 1-0 up thanks to Vokes’ seventh strike of the season.

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The second half however saw the home team step up their play, and if it wasn’t for David Stockdale’s saves, and an incredible miss from Jonathan Leko, Charlton could have found themselves leading during the contest.

For large parts of the latter stages, the Addicks were in the ascendancy, but Wanderers held on for a very important three points.

Dobson continued: “The goal was the first real moment of quality between the two sides as they cancelled each other out in the first half as not a lot had happened, and we spoke about how transitions were going to be so important and with ours, it worked.

“It was a key message to the boys as Charlton score a lot of goals on the transition as they are a quick counter-attacking team, and we needed to stop them from doing that and go the other way.

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“We knew with all their attacking players, we knew there was going to be a lot of space, so we made it work, and fortunately, it was the one that got the goal.”

It was Wanderers' first league win at the Valley in four attempts.

Up next for Wycombe is a home match against Sunderland on January 8.

The match will kick off at 12.30pm.