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Charlton Athletic striker Bradley Wright-Phillips writes for the KM Group

Bradley Wright-Phillips
Bradley Wright-Phillips

It's a good feeling to be at the top of the league and scoring goals.

I said earlier this season that I was the happiest that I have ever been in my career and nothing has changed since then.

The team is doing well and I’m finding the back of the net, so long may that continue.

The only thing that could make it even better would be if the manager gave me a little bit longer to score the first hat-trick of my career!

I scored two goals on Tuesday night against Wycombe in a game for the second time in 2011/12 – and for the second time, the gaffer took me off with about five minutes to go! I joked with the press afterwards that I was going to go and punch him when I got into the changing room at Adams Park because every striker dreams of scoring a hat-trick.

That’s twice he’s done it, so I think maybe he has something against me!

But I’m only joking. The only thing that matters is the team and he wanted to bring on some fresh legs in Scott Wagstaff because Wycombe were putting a bit of pressure on us, so I understand why he did it.

My brace at Adams Park took me to 10 goals this season, which is close to my best ever start to a campaign, which was at Plymouth last season.

I could have done better because I’ve missed a few sitters but I’d certainly have taken that back in August.

For the first goal, I couldn’t miss because Yann Kermorgant’s great overhead kick rebounded off the post straight to me and although I had a bit more to do for the second, Danny Hollands made a great pass.

After scoring twice against Carlisle on Saturday, Yann’s playing well at the moment but I’d also like to give a shout out to Paul Hayes.

Yann has come in and his form is good and he’s scoring goals but Hayesey is a big part of why we’ve started so well this season.

It was good to get back to winning ways in midweek after the previous away defeat to Stevenage but we face another tough test on Saturday after we’ve made the long journey to Hartlepool United.

As the gaffer keeps saying – 15 games down, 31 to go.

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