Davison: "Goals will do me the world of good"

Josh Davison was thrilled to bag a brace on Tuesday evening as the Addicks cruised to a 6-1 victory against Crawley Town in the Papa John’s Trophy.

The 21-year-old led the Charlton line exceptionally from the outset, twice rifling past Crawley stopper Blondy Nna Noukeu with left-footed efforts in each half.

“I’m pleased with the performance and the goals,” Davison told CharltonTV. “The whole team performance was good from back to front and the goals top it off really - 6-1. I can’t complain, a good day at the office for everyone.

“It’s always good to hit the back of the net as a striker. It just makes you want to get more and more - it’s a hunger thing. Those two goals will do me the world of good and just getting used to hitting the back of the net now. Hopefully I can carry it on whenever I play.”

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On another night the striker may have had a hat-trick, though saw his cross-come-shot turned in by Crawley captain George Francomb for an own goal. 

“It’s debatable,” joked Davison. “Of course I’m going to claim it but the highlights might show otherwise! In my head it’s three!”

The forward says he now feels better than ever as he looks to continue progressing in SE7 following profitable loan spells with Woking and Forest Green Rovers last term. 

“Obviously my journey started off really quickly, coming straight from non-league into the first team because of injuries and stuff like that in the Championship,” he explained. “I was thrown in the deep end and I managed to do well, but I think I did need the loan spell to grow up a bit and learn a bit more. I feel like it’s done me the world of good. I feel the best I am at the moment. Everything has helped me. 

“Since I’ve been back, the coaching has been good and I’ve learnt so much already,” Davison added. “Hopefully you can see that and I feel I can see that when I’m performing now, so I just need to hit the ground running, carry on going and be a big part of the team hopefully.”

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