Jordan Clark felt the equaliser against Charlton was fully deserved – and he was disappointed the Reds didn’t go on to win the game.

The Addicks took the lead on 15 minutes through Karlan Grant but Stanley pressed in the second half and, following a goalmouth scramble, Clark fired home 12 minutes from time.

Clark could have won it after breaking two-on-two in injury time but keeper Dillon Phillips denied him the winner.

“I was so happy to see the ball hit the back of the net for the equaliser as you do start believing it won’t be your day when the chances aren’t going in,” said the winger.

“The ball dropped nicely for me, it was a huge relief, and I was disappointed we didn’t win to be honest.

“I thought we did enough to win it. They are a good side, they will be up there by the end of the season so there are a lot of positives to take.

“They have good players but we were disappointed with how we started the game and then, towards the end of the first half, we did well but just couldn’t find that cutting edge.

“In the second half, we had quite a few chances and I was disappointed that, after I scored, I probably should have done better with the next chance.

“It’s a learning curve though, we are getting better every game and more confident, we have just got to keep going.”

Clark was happy to celebrate his first goal of the campaign but it was all about the team.

“For me, it’s nice to be off the mark, I should have scored before this in the first two games, but that will stand me in good stead. It’s more about the results though.

“We beat Bristol Rovers last week, should have won today and I think we have shown that we are more than capable of playing in this league.

“We know we are good enough to be here, it’s a big step up but we will thrive. There are better sides in this league, the players are bigger, stronger and quicker but we aren’t here to just avoid relegation. We want to have a go.”