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‘Dream’ League Debut For Charlton’s Jordan Cousins

Charlton Athletic defender Jordan Cousins admits that scoring on his league debut was “a dream come true”.

The 19-year-old scored with a left-foot volley in the 64th to start the Addicks fight-back, as they recovered from being 2-0 down to draw 2-2 at Barnsley on Saturday.

“I was surprised to get on the bench. When I was told I was coming on it was a big shock to me.” Cousins told BBC London 94.9.

“It is superb and a dream come true. I will remember this day for the rest of my life.”

“I have been pushing hard in pre-season but to get in and score is a bonus. But it is just one goal. I need to keep on going.”

Cousins, who was the League One Apprentice of the Year in 2012 was making only his second senior appearance for the club after making a late entrance to Charlton’s Capital One Cup romp over Oxford.

“The gaffer [Chris Powell] asked me to go on and do what I was good at,” he added.

“My teammates are a big help. Mark Gower, in the middle with me, was superb. He kept talking to me and gave me confidence.”

To watch Jordan Cousins score his debut goal please view the video below.

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