Jason Pearce could not hide his delight after scoring the winning goal at Wycombe Wanderers on Tuesday night.
Pearce struck the only goal of the game late in the first half at Adams Park and the skipper was thrilled to help his team secure their third consecutive win.
He said: “I was fortunate enough to pop up with a goal and it was the winner in the end, so I was delighted.
“I just thought I was going to run back into position with Pat [Bauer] because I thought the attack had finished but then I thought 'I'll stay up and see if a decent ball comes in'. It did and luckily I was there to finish it off.”
The Addicks captain was sidelined with ankle injury in December and has struggled to regain his spot in the team since, due to the excellent form of Naby Sarr and Patrick Bauer in defence.
“Naby's been playing and doing really well, so I've had to wait for my opportunity,” Pearce said.
He said: “I'm old enough to know that's football. I got injured, someone else got an opportunity in Naby and he's taken it. I want to play and it's frustrating, but it's a team game.
“I support him and Pat all the time and I just waited for my opportunity. I got one on Tuesday and felt like I took it but we'll see what the manager does at the weekend.”
Article by Joe Citrone