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Dream debut for Charlton's Cousins

22 August 2013

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 1 Apprentice of the Year in 2012 was making only his second senior appearance for the club after a late entrance to Charlton's Capital One Cup romp over Oxford United.

"[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."

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