“It was my goal,” a defiant Jake Forster-Caskey said with a smile after the Addicks 1-0 win against Bristol Rovers on Saturday.
Liam Millar confirmed he didn’t get a touch on the midfielder’s inswinging corner which improbably ended up in the Rovers’ net.
Despite that, Millar has been credited with the goal by some outlets, but there is no way Forster-Caskey, who was outstanding on Saturday, is giving up the goal.
The club have spoken with the authorities and Forster-Caskey should be credited with the goal in due course.
Speaking to Scott Minto and Steve Brown on Valley Pass Live after the win, Forster-Caskey said: “I think as a side we were much better. As a side, our shape out of possession and when we picked and chose when to press, I think all around we did really well. They had a few chances but other than that is was a good performance.”
The 26-year-old spoke of wanting to stick by the club when he committed to another year with Charlton in the summer, despite question marks remaining off the over the club’s future.
He said then he was grateful for the support he got during an injury-hampered two years and he has certainly impressed Manager Lee Bowyer and the club’s fans with his recent performances.
He said: “For me it was about getting a run in the team and games under my belt. I think after a long term injury it is always difficult when you are in and out of the side – last year I picked up niggly injuries. This year I feel back to myself and I just want to keep helping the team where I can.
“I feel like the period just before I got injured I felt I was at this level or a similar level. It was just about getting consistent games and minutes under my belt and last year that was obviously difficult. This year I’ve managed to do that, I feel as fit as ever. I’m in a good place, I just want to keep helping the team, chip in with goals and assists when I can and put the best performances I can in.”
The midfielder was awarded Man of the Match by Minto and Brown who both eventually conceded it was Forster-Caskey’s goal - his fourth of the season.
He said: “It was my goal. He’s [Millar] missed the ball and I’ve just looked on Sky Sports and they didn’t give it to me, so I’ve already sent a few texts trying to get it changed.
“He just admitted in the shower that he didn’t touch it. I said to him as well that his first goal needs to one where he whips it in the stanchion, not misses it from a flick, so he’s not claiming that one.”