JOE Anyinsah hopes his goal against Luton on Saturday will finally get his Charlton career up and running after an injury-plagued start to life in SE7.

The summer signing from Carlisle has been forced to look on from the sidelines recently after picking up a groin injury in the 5-1 victory at Peterborough on November 13.

But he was back in the side for the 2-2 FA Cup draw with the Hatters and made an instant impact by heading the Addicks in front after only six minutes.

Anyinsah said: “It was good to be back, it was a little bit difficult because obviously it was a tough game but I’m very pleased.

“It was nice to get an early goal to settle the nerves a little bit but it was a bit disappointing we couldn’t hold onto it for the whole game.

“I was a bit surprised if I’m honest about the amount of space I had.

“It was a great ball in from Reidy and obviously he can put in those kind of balls.

“I just had to keep my eye on it and I was glad to see it go in.”

He added: “There were no problems with the groin today, I had no reaction.

“My fitness isn’t too bad but I ran out of steam a little bit towards the end but I’m just looking forward to getting some more minutes under my belt.

“The injury has been very frustrating but I’ve just had to stay positive. The medical staff have been working well with me and really put a lot of time and effort into me.

“I think now we are starting to see the benefits of that and hopefully I can now go and get myself fit and stay away from the injuries.

“With the amount of games, you need to be fit and ready to go.

“The gaffer keeps saying to the lads who are not playing that you need to be fit and ready to go, so there is a slight pressure on myself to make sure I’m on tip-top form and I’m working hard off the pitch to keep it that way.”

Charlton were only denied a guaranteed third round trip at Spurs by Andy Drury’s stunning late equaliser.

The former Gravesend player gave Rob Elliot no chance with a curling shot from outside of the area and although disappointed with the setback, Anyinsah is confident the Addicks can finish the job at Kenilworth Road in the replay.

He said: “The lads were a bit quiet afterwards. It is obviously frustrating but we are still in the hat, so we will go to their place and I’m sure we will get a win there.

“Our form has been good lately to be fair.

“The lads have played with confidence and you can see it out there.

“It probably isn’t what we wanted having another game with the games we’ve had already, but we are going to have to take it and hopefully win the game there.”