It takes a lot for a goalkeeper to impress Charlton manager Lee Bowyer.

But Dillon Phillips was on the receiving words of some kind word after his Man Of The Match display in their 2-2 draw at Fulham on Saturday.

With a number of fine saves, notably a point-blank stop from Fulham’s Bobby Decordova-Reid late on which made sure the Addicks took something from a game in which they lead twice, he was a worthy winner of the gong.

“I’m really harsh with goalies, not just Dillon, but that’s your job thought isn’t it? To make saves?!” Bowyer said.

“Strikers are there to score, goalies are there to stop the ball going in the goal.

“But for me, that was the best performance of his since I’ve been in charge.”

“He was outstanding.”

Phillips has been the number one at The Valley since Christmas last season, when then on-loan goalkeeper Jed Steer was re-called to Aston Villa.

He kept the jersey from new loan signing Chris Maxwell for the remainder of the season, and despite a high profile error in the play-off final in May, the shotstopper has become a fan favourite in SE7 as he goes about keeping his spot in the first XI from new signing Ben Amos.

“I’m pleased for him,” Bowyer continued.

“He’s worked hard, he’s training hard with Marshy (Andy Marshall- Goalkeeping coach) with his shot stopping and that showed today.”