ADDICKS boss Johnnie Jackson hailed the humility of teenager Mason Burstow after the 18-year-old helped his side record a 2-0 win over Fleetwood at The Valley. 

Burstow headed home his fifth goal in his first 13 appearances as a professional, seven of which have come as a substitute, before Albie Morgan guaranteed Charlton’s first league win in five games

Jackson said: “We’ve not been on a great run and the players looked a little edgy in the first half, but I felt the boys’ effort deserved that victory today. 

“I’m really pleased for Mason again. It’s always nice when graduates make it into the first team, let alone have the impact that he’s having. 

“He started out in the Papa John’s Trophy games, he had FA Cup opportunities and now he’s getting opportunities in the league. 

“With every step up that he makes, he’s having an impact, so it’s fantastic for him because he’s a really humble young man who’s very respectful around the group. 

“The lads respect him because of what he brings to the party and he deserves his place in the team. He deserved his start and now he’s rewarded us with a goal.” 

Jackson nodded with a smile as he acknowledged Burstow’s savvy reaction to being substituted and walking off to the nearest touchline so that he could lap up an ovation from the Charlton faithful as he returned to the bench. 

Jackson added: “It was a bit of showmanship. That’s centre-forwards for you. Fair play to him to do that and get his ripple of applause from the fans. 

“We see young players like Mason in training during the week, so you’re not rolling them out there just gambling and hoping. You’ve seen enough evidence to know that they are capable.”