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Charles: It’s all about momentum

Stanley striker Dion Charles previews this weekend’s fixture with Milton Keynes Dons

30 August 2019

Accrington Stanley striker Dion Charles has explained that the squad of players at the club are still adapting to each other and that the first win of the season is coming.

The Reds lost 2-0 away at Fleetwood Town in their previous outing, and Charles admits that it’s good that in football you can get back out there soon after to right a few wrongs.

"It was a frustrating game at the weekend, but it's a good thing in football that you have a game the week after.

"The training has been good and intense and I feel that the first win is coming.

"We have to cut out the little errors and we'll be good going forward.”

The Northern Irish striker grabbed his first goal for the club in the 3-2 defeat to Shrewsbury Town, as he rocketed in a strike from distance.

"The goal I scored against Shrewsbury doesn't deserve to be on any losing side.

“As a striker all you want to do is score goals and I need to continue scoring now and help the team."

Charles is one of three new strikers at the club along with Colby Bishop and Courtney Baker-Richardson, and despite the latter currently being out injured, he feels as though healthy competition is one of the best things you can have in football.

“Competition is good for every player and you need to be on your game in every training session.

"You've always got to be ready, you don't know when your chances are going to come in football.

"I got chucked in at the deep end and I scored so I'm happy with that, I need to kick on now and score more goals."

Charles joined the club from Southport and he explains how the game is much quicker in Sky Bet League One and it is an aspect of the game that he is having to adapt his playing style to.

"It's very professional here, the game is so much quicker and if you make a mistake, you're more than likely going to get punished.”

Stanley will look to record their first win of the season in tomorrow’s fixture with Milton Keynes Dons, and Charles feels as though the club will go on a good run of results once that first win is attained.

“With anyone playing football, it's about adapting and you can do anything together.

"It's all about momentum, when we get that first win I feel that we will go on a good run, everybody needs to be concentrated so that we don't give away those errors."


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