Holden pleased with first Charlton goal

Dean Holden passes the ball

Dean Holden joked he’ll be showing Miles Leaburn footage of his towering back post headed goal in his first appearance at The Valley.

The Addicks boss helped a team of Charlton legends to a 6-5 victory over Portsmouth in the final event of the club’s celebration of the 30th anniversary of its historic return to The Valley.

Holden said: “I’ll be showing big Miles the footage - it was a good header! It was a great ball from Danny Green. I said to him and [Scott] Wagstaff when we were celebrating the goal, ‘what are you doing next season?’.

“It was a brilliant day. Some of these games can be a bit slow and boring but there was plenty in it, a little bit of needle as well.

“Thanks to all the fans that came down. It was incredible support for the players and great to see so many legends here from both teams.

“You can still see some of the players have got the technical ability but maybe not the fittest that they’ve been in their life, but it was great to see so many legends give up their time as we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the return to The Valley.

“The most important thing was I really enjoyed the game. It was a good feeling out there, there is still that competitive edge. 11 goals, we won 6-5 – a good day all-round.”

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