Charles Out To Stay On Goal Trail

Dion Charles hopes the goals will flow after getting off the mark for the season.

Charles started just his second game of the campaign against Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup after recovering from a thigh injury.

The Wanderers’ striker was quickly into his stride as he put the Whites in front against the Premier League outfit.

And he wants to stay in the groove as Ian Evatt’s men prepare to presume their League One campaign at Plymouth Argyle on Saturday.

“As a striker the first one is always the hardest,” said Charles – who netted eight times for Ian Evatt’s men last season after signing in January.

“Once you’ve got that one out of the way hopefully they come flooding in.

“I feel great. It was a little niggly injury. It wasn’t too bad and I showed the fans how hard I’m going to work for this club and I got a goal for my reward.”

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Wanderers were good value for their lead against a near full-strength Villa side as Charles calmly slotted home after superb work from Kieran Lee.

Steven Gerrard’s side hit back to book their third-round place with three second-half goals in a 4-1 win.

But Charles felt Wanderers stood up well to the challenge in a thrilling cup tie at the University of Bolton Stadium.

“I thought we battled away for a good 60 minutes and then they showed their class,” he added.

“They are a Premier League side full of world-class players but I thought we gave a brilliant account of ourselves.

“They are playing at the top level. Some of us are aspiring to be there.

“It was a great test and personally it was good to get a goal against world-class opposition.”

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