Dobson delighted to reach 50 Charlton appearances


George Dobson detailed his delight after reaching 50 Charlton appearances in midweek.

The Addicks’ reigning Player of the Year brought up his half century during Tuesday’s Carabao Cup triumph at Walsall, one of the midfielder's former clubs.

“I was delighted to reach it so quickly as well,” beamed Dobson. “I’ve only been here for just over a season so to get to that mark so quickly I’m delighted. Hopefully there will be many more in the future. I’m loving it here.
“It’s such a big club that when I had the opportunity to come here it was one I really wanted to try and grasp,” he added. “That’s what I’m trying to do every day in training and in my performances to try and prove that I should be playing, so I can continue to make as many appearances for Charlton and continue to grow and get through the leagues with the club.”

The Addicks have made an encouraging start to the new campaign and Dobson is relishing the season ahead under manager Ben Garner.
“We have started really well,” said the 24-year-old. “We should have more points really. Our best performance of the season was probably the game we lost against Sheffield Wednesday. We went to the team who had the best squad, realistically, in the league, probably the biggest budget and we were the better team for 70 minutes or so.
“We have had a lot of good performances,” he continued. “There is  still a lot to work on but we’re in a good place. I’m looking forward to the season continuing and for us to grow. Hopefully we can make it a successful one because there is a great feel around the club this year.”

All eyes now turn to Saturday as the Addicks travel to Adams Park to take on last season’s play-off finalists Wycombe Wanderers.
“It will be a tough game,” acknowledged Dobson. “You know what you are going to get from Wycombe; it’s going to be direct with long balls into the box that you are going to have to defend. 

“We’ve got to have the bravery to play our game, because if we get sucked into their game completely then they will probably come out on top. It is about us being brave, getting on the ball, playing the way we want to play and putting our stamp on the game. Hopefully we can come away with a win, that is what we are going there trying to do.”


(Transcription by Alex Forrest)

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