Lee Bowyer believes there is more to come from Dillon Phillips after the goalkeeper produced a pair of crucial saves in Charlton’s dramatic 2-2 draw with 10-man West Bromwich Albion.

In what was an action-packed second half, the stopper was called into action as the Championship leaders sought to add on to Matt Phillips’ opener.

He first got down low superbly to deny Grady Diangana just yards away from goal, before he thwarted Darnell Furlong at close range after Naby Sarr was dispossessed on the edge of his own area.

It follows on from an impressive performance against Bristol City in midweek, despite Charlton conceding a late Josh Brownhill winner eight minutes into stoppage time.

Bowyer said: “He made two outstanding saves on Wednesday and he'd done the same today. Again, that's what he's paid to do, but [he made] two very, very good saves and he's getting better and better all the time.

“I'm really pleased for Dil because he works hard every day.

“I had a chat with him last week and I told him exactly what I thought. I'm always honest with all my players and I said to him, ‘Look, you need to do certain things and who knows what level you could get to’.

“Because, he's a good goalie now, and he's young and he's learning, so who knows how far he could go.”

Asked what those ‘certain things’ were, Bowyer joked: “I'm not going to tell you!

“That's a personal conversation that I've had with him, but he knows what he's got to do and he's going to keep working hard at it. That's all we can do, try and push each other.

“That's what I do, I try to push them [the players] and try and make him better. Whether it's the goalie, obviously Marsh [Andy Marshall, goalkeeping coach] deals with the goalies, but if there's any advice I can give them then hopefully they take it.”

Another player who stepped up when Charlton needed them most was Macauley Bonne, whose strike at the Hawthorns was his fourth in as many games – and fifth overall this season.

Cullen, who scored the late equaliser to salvage a point, had a long-range effort blocked by Kyle Bartley before Bonne headed home from the rebound.

The 24-year-old has been called up to the Zimbabwe squad for their upcoming African Cup of Nations qualifiers and is improving under the Bowyer’s tutelage.

The Charlton boss added: “My thoughts haven't changed with Macauley. He keeps improving. I think you’ve seen today his hold-up play was better, again, and [when] he gets and chance and he finishes.

“Like I've said before, I've never doubted his talent to finish. It's the other side of the game. He is a project, and he is improving, so that's all you can do. As a striker, you get judged on goals whether you like it or not.

“You get judged on that and, at the moment, he's scoring. Thankfully for us, he's scoring!”