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Wilson growing in confidence back at Charlton
LAWRIE Wilson admitted it took him a little bit of time to adapt to Championship football, but was delighted to get off the mark in the Addicks’ draw at Wolves on Saturday.
The former academy man was released by Charlton when they were in the Premier League before being re-signed this summer.
Since conceding a penalty on his debut in the League Cup against Leyton Orient, he has gone on to be one of the Addicks' stand-out performers in recent weeks.
He said: “It’s a nice feeling to come back to a club and for a club to want you again.
“As soon as the chance came about it was somewhere I definitely wanted to come back to to prove I was good enough to play in the first team.
“You have to learn the league, it takes you a few games to get used to the new league.
“I’ve had that chance, the gaffer’s put the trust in me to keep playing me and hopefully I can repay that and keep on playing for the rest of the season. “I can’t remember the last time I scored, it’s nice to get the first one out the way. I got a few last year, so hopefully there will be many more.
“It’s nice to be here, be playing and to be a part of it.
“I just want to start winning games now.”
The full-back turned midfielder admitted his side were lacklustre in the first period at Molineux with Bakary Sako’s volley putting the home side on course for all three points before Wilson’s 58th minute leveller.
But a much better second half display saved Charlton’s blushes against a Wolves side boasting a large number of former Premier League players, meaning they have now picked up eight points from their last four away games.
“The gaffer didn’t need to say much at half-time”, explained Wilson.
“We knew ourselves. We came into the dressing room and knew that we hadn’t played well, the lads should be able to tell each other and that’s what it was like in there.
“When we’re not clicking the boys will tell each other and that’s how it should be.”
On Wolves’ big names, he added: “At the end of the day it’s eleven names on a sheet and they’re playing against eleven of us.
“Whoever works the hardest should come out on top.
“In the long run hopefully we’ll be able to look back on these results and say these were huge points for us.
“Hopefully by that time we’ll have made our home form a lot better and will be picking up three points there.”
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