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Cousins impresses Powell on Addicks debut
CHRIS Powell paid tribute to the second half performance from young Charlton midfielder Jordan Cousins in Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Barnsley.
The academy product was handed his league debut at half-time by the Addicks manager at Oakwell and acquitted himself well.
With Charlton trailing 2-0 after Chris O’Grady had struck either side of the break, Cousins made a huge impact 19 minutes after replacing Dale Stephens by getting on the score sheet.
The goal helped to ignite a magnificent fightback from Charlton as Simon Church’s equaliser eight minutes later secured a first point of the season.
But it was Cousins’ display which impressed the gaffer most afterwards.
He told the BBC: “Jordan took his goal well, and at that stage of the game it was the luck we needed.”
“I’ve put a lot of faith in him, he’s shown me he can handle this company and the step up.
“He’s a player with a lot of promise, he’s adaptable so I put trust in him and he helped solidify the midfield.”
The draw came as a relief to Powell, who admitted it was nice to finally get some points on the board.
“We knew how important the game was, and so there were some choice words from me at half-time,” the manager added.
“I think both sides will just be happy to now have a point on the board.”
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