On-Song Charles Happy With Scoring Streak

Red-hot striker Dion Charles is hungry to keep scoring after firing Wanderers to another three points.

Charles followed up his mid-week winner over Forest Green – and his rescinded red card – with the decisive strike as the Whites beat Charlton Athletic 2-1.

The in-form frontman made it eight goals in his last 13 games and 14 in total when he coolly slotted home Kyle Dempsey’s headed pass in front of the delighted travelling Wanderers’ fans.

Charles also hit the woodwork shortly after Aaron Morley’s early opener but stayed confident that another goal would come to secure a fifth away win of the season.

“I’m a striker. I want to score as many as I can. I’m a bit frustrated I only scored one today,” Charles admitted.

“On another day that (first chance) goes through the keeper’s legs and hits the roof of the net and doesn’t hit the bar.

“There’s another chance where I’ve chopped inside the guy, gone on my left foot and he’s made a great save. But I’m scoring goals freely so I’m happy at the minute.

“Credit to the lads. I know even if I miss one chance I’m going to get another one and then it’s down to me to score the next one.

“Thankfully I’m on a good run of goalscoring form and hopefully that continues. Hopefully I can get to at least 20 by the end of the season.”

Charles will be helped in that quest by the arrival of striking reinforcements to bolster the forward ranks and make Wanderers even more potent.

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New signings Victor Adeboyejo and Cameron Jerome both came off the bench at The Valley and Charles has welcomed the new additions as Ian Evatt’s men aim to keep firing inside League One’s top six.

“It’s competition for places but the thing with us is we’re a real close-knit group,” Charles added.

“We have each other’s back. Even if they’re not playing, the lads are around everyone.

“And when they get the opportunity lads are happy if you go and take it.

“It’s great to have the competition and they’re good players that have come in the door. Let’s just hope we get the results we need.

“We’re still in the play-offs. When we came in we had a goal and we’re chipping away game by game at where we want to be.

“That’s credit to everyone; the players, the staff, the backroom staff. It’s a whole package and everyone contributes to it. We’re on track.”

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