Charlo Looking For More

TWO games; two positions; two clean sheets – Anthony Charles has made a steady start to his Home Park career, even if he would have preferred that start to be a little bit more spectacular.

Charlo followed up his debut at left-back in a goalless home draw against Accrington Stanley with another shut-out, this time as a right centre-back, in another Home Park 0-0 with Dagenham & Redbridge.

“We had clean sheet – that’s something, as a defender, I’m happy with,” he said, “but, at the end of the day, we need three points.

“We had enough chances to come away with a win – a couple in the first half and a couple in the second, and I think [Dagenham & Redbridge] had one in the first five or ten minutes when we didn’t start sharp.

“A point is maybe not ideal, but, in the position we are in, you have got to take it. You have got to start building and, hopefully, with that point, we can start totting up.

“We’ve got the point. Unfortunately, it wasn’t the three. I feel as though we were comfortable but there wasn’t enough urgency to push on and get the three points.

“You want to start winning home games. That’s probably your best chance to get points on the board, in front of a big crowd.

“We had chances. That’s good. It’s always nice to be creating chances. Hopefully, if Lady Luck is with us next week, we can turn one point into three.

Anthony, 31, took over from the injured Curtis Nelson as Guy Branston’s centre-back partner, and was cool with his second defensive role in as many games.

He said: “You want to play – no matter where you are asked to play, you are going to play. I’ve have played the right-side centre-half many times before, so it’s not unnatural.

“It’s just something that maybe takes a few minutes to get used to, but I’m out there playing and, after recent months when I haven’t been playing regularly, I’m just happy to be playing.

“I’ve have got a  spot in the team where ideally I’d like to play, but, if I’m asked to play in any position when it benefits the team and were we can get our target, I’m happy to do that.

“It’s not about one person. It never has been at football clubs. It’s about the team.”