CHARLTON Athletic manager Karl Robinson admits he was confused by Swindon Town’s style of play following the Addicks' 3-0 win over the relegated Wiltshire side this afternoon.
In the final game of the season, Town came up short at The Valley as their dismal season finally came to an end.
Despite being relegated seven days earlier, Town showed no signs of improvement as they were well beaten by the London club.
Robinson was impressed by his team’s performance as they produced a third successive home victory.
“The performance was very good and I thought that we moved the ball really well,” said the 36-year-old.
“Sometimes you it is difficult because of the way they play, they really flood areas which shouldn’t be flooded.
“It’s strange, so we always knew how hard it was going to be. We had to be disciplined, we had to make sure that we stayed narrow and we had to make sure we kept all of their rotations outside our shape.
“In some ways we were forced to press to so that we kept them (Swindon) on one side of the pitch. But tactically out of possession we were very good.
“People can say ‘they were relegated’ but everyone else played them and nobody batted an eyelid then.
“We just have to be more ruthless in front of goal because I think we could have made it a lot easier than it was today.”
Josh Magennis got things moving for the home side, three minutes after Anton Rodgers hit the framework with a set-piece, as he did well to rise and head the ball past Will Henry.
Midfielder Jake Forster-Caskey was then on hand to slot home a second as his late run into the box was picked up by former Swindon man Nathan Byrne.
As the midfielder arrived in the penalty area he calmly stroked the ball low into the net with a few minutes remaining of the second half.
The final nail in the coffin was delivered by Ricky Holmes as he popped up deep into the second half to nestle a right-footed effort just inside Henry’s left post.