Karlan Grant says he couldn’t have wished for a better birthday present as he helped Charlton overcome Plymouth Argyle at the Valley.

The now 21-year-old, who celebrated the milestone earlier this week, cancelled out Graham Carey’s opener on 12 minutes.

But it was shortly before the final whistle that he grabbed the winner for a brace which means the Addicks are now sixth in League One.

Grant said: “I couldn’t have asked for a better birthday present. Maybe a hat-trick, but that would be being greedy!

“We deserved the win, we were good for the 90 minutes, we kept knocking on the door and we reaped out rewards.

“I kept believing [we would score]. We had chances, but we just couldn’t put them away at first. We kept believing as a team.

“As you saw towards the end, we didn’t hoof the ball long, we kept trying to play and do the right things and we were rewarded for that.”

The Charlton academy graduate is in fine form, having scored three in his last two as Lee Bowyer’s men claimed another three points.

It’s three victories on the bounce for the club, having now claimed 13 points from a possible 15 in their previous five games.

Grant added: “As well as scoring ‘good’ goals, I want to get the ‘ugly’ tap-ins. It was just good to get on the scoresheet and it was great to get the win.

“I just want to keep scoring and keep winning. I’m enjoying it at the moment. I’ve caught up with Lyle [Taylor], I’m level with him now!

“Scoring always feels good.”