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Dion Charles speaks out after Bolton Wanderers flashpoint against Shrewsbury Town

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Bolton Wanderers grabbed a last gasp 1-0 win at Shrewsbury Town on Saturday with Dion Charles scoring his first for the club in the 89th minute.

The January signing from Accrington Stanley unleashed a rocket of a volley into the top left corner after picking up possession just outside the area.

It was a welcome win for the Trotters, who had not tasted victory on the road in the league since late September and Charles put the moment into words when he spoke to The Bolton News.

He said: “Hopefully it is the first of many.

“I had a great angle on it, as soon as it left my foot I knew it was a goal and I ran off to celebrate with the crowd.

“We have not had the best of results recently. It has picked up a bit since I have been here and it shows what it means right there.

“It is why you play football, you want moments like that, last-minute winners. It is very special for me.”

With Eoin Doyle and Amadou Bakayoko struggling at times this season, it is a relief to see Charles get off the market as Bolton’s first choice striker and Ian Evatt will be hoping his leading marksman can kick on from here.

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It really was a sensational strike that justified exactly why Bolton were so quick to act and sign Charles early on in the window.

The Northern Irishman was out of favour due to a contract dispute at Accrington Stanley in the first half of the campaign, which in turn has seen a small delay in Charles getting up to speed now earning regular first team action.

Dapo Afolayan supplied the assist for Charles at Shrewsbury, if the pair can build an understanding in the final third in the coming months then they will be very tough to deal with for any League One backline.

Bolton looked like promotion contenders in the first stretch of the season and their supporters will be hoping that Charles’ first goal for the club can be the catalyst for a return to that form.

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