Mark Marshall was delighted to have played his part in Charlton’s 2-0 victory over Doncaster Rovers at The Valley on Saturday.
The experienced winger came off the bench in the second half, replacing Ben Reeves, to make his first league appearance since August and put in a series of dangerous crosses.
And afterwards Marshall – who has had to be patient for his opportunities so far this season - said that he hopes to build on his cameo.
“The boys put in a great shift and a good performance and it is great when you can help in any capacity,” he said.
“I felt like a kid again coming off the bench, to be fair; I felt like I was making my debut and that is the joy of working hard and trying to get back in the squad.
“The manager showed some trust in me, brought me off the bench and I am happy with that. In any profession you have to be good and what you do.
“Sometimes you’ll have moments when things don’t come off for you but as long as you keep believing and working – I’ve been staying behind and working and working – I’m a firm believer that if you practice enough then you’ll get a level on consistency.
“That is what everyone is looking for. I want to build on this little cameo role and help the boys.”
The majority of Marshall’s appearances this season have come in cup competitions. He also wants to make an impact in the league.
He said: “It’s a team game and on a personal note it can be frustrating sometimes but the boys have played some good football and I am always here to help.
“Hopefully I can build on today [Saturday] and can be part of more victories for the team.
“This is a team sport and everyone has a part to play and I want to play a part continuously until the end of the season and hopefully we can achieve what we want to achieve.”
Marshall paid tribute to the Valley faithful, who were again in fine voice and helped cheer their team onto another victory.
He said: “The fans are always behind the lads and that is what you need, especially when you are looking to get promoted. They are behind us and I take my hat off to them.
“Hopefully they keep coming and keep bringing the energy and support. The boys can feel it on the pitch.”