Dillon Phillips believes he has much more to give despite a number of stand-out performances for Charlton already this season.

The Addicks goalkeeper has been an ever present for Lee Bowyer this season and has established himself as one of the best shot stoppers in the division.

A Man of The Match display at Fulham, as well eye-catching displays at Bristol and West Brom recently have earned the Charlton Academy graduate praise from all corners.

This time last year Phillips had just a handful of cup and league games under his belt as he played second choice to Jed Steer who was on-loan from Aston Villa.

With Steer being re-called in January, Phillips picked up the number one jersey and hasn’t looked back, and more importantly he’s looking forward.

“I’ve always believed in myself that I was good enough to play for the first team,” Phillips said.

“I’m not surprised by how I’ve been doing, but I’ve more to give.

“I’m happy with how me and the team are doing, and I just want to keep improving, playing and staying fit to do my best for the team.

“I feel I’ve improved, but that’s just by playing games.”

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When quizzed on what areas he felt he needed to work on his answer, like all dedicated pro’s was instant.

“My whole game needs improving to go to the next level with Charlton!”

“All round, I have to train hard, put that work in.

“Games makes you a better keeper.

“Consistency, the better keepers are the ones that make the least mistake. And hopefully I do that.”

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Amos the catalyst?

One man who could stake some credit in Phillips rise is that of fellow Charlton goalkeeper Ben Amos.

Amos returned to The Valley in the summer after spending last season at Millwall, and would be forgiven to think he’d claim the number one jersey having had the experience of Championship football as well as wearing the jersey for Charlton during their last stint in the second division.

“When he came back he knew it was different.

“I had a near enough full season under my belt in a promotion winning side, Ben knew what he was coming into.

“He gets the best out of me and hopefully I get some good stuff out of him.

“We’re friends off the pitch so there’s no animosity between us, it’s a healthy competitive relationship.”

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