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Charles: It's great to get my first Football League goal

Stanley's latest signing reflects on scoring his first goal in the 3-2 defeat to Shrewsbury

21 August 2019

Accrington Stanley striker Dion Charles grabbed his first goal in the Football League and his first goal for the club in the 3-2 defeat to Shrewsbury Town, and the summer signing hopes he's done enough to be in contention for a starting spot at the weekend.

Charles started the game against Shrewsbury on the bench and then came on as a first half substitute for the injured Courtney Baker-Richardson.

"I was quite happy with my performance, I feel as though I grew into the game as it went on and luckily I got a goal to finish it off."

Charles' second half strike is his first since joining the club during the summer transfer window, and he admits that it was a special feeling for him.

"Obviously it's great to get my first Football League goal but letting the lead slip has just took the edge off it a bit.

"Everyone played really well and it was comfortable for us and then a couple of individual errors cost us the game."

The striker's goal came in some style as he rocketed it into the far corner, and he acknowledges that he decided to just have a try at goal.

"I can't remember who it was that switched it to me, but I took a touch inside and saw that far corner and thought I may as well have a try and luckily it's gone in."

Next up for Stanley is an away trip to Fleetwood Town, and Charles hopes he's done enough to prove to manager John Coleman that he is worthy of a starting spot for this weekend's game.

"We've got four good strikers at the club including myself.

"The manager makes the decisions on the day but hopefully I've done enough during the game to put an influence on his mind."


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