Charlton Athletic are still in celebration mode after securing promotion to the Championship following their play-off final success against Sunderland.
Addicks’ defender Patrick Bauer secured his side a late victory at Wembley, which led to wild celebrations from the club’s fans and players alike.
The Charlton Twitter account has now marked goalkeeper Dillon Phillips’ birthday by sharing a video of him celebrating his side’s return to the second tier after three seasons in League One.
???? Happy birthday to Charlton’s number one @Dillon_Phillips!
— Charlton Athletic FC (@CAFCofficial) June 11, 2019
Phillips established himself in Lee Bowyer’s side in the second half of last season, after playing second fiddle to Jed Steer during the early stages of the campaign. The 24-year-old was then able to make the number one jersey his own after Steer was recalled from his loan spell by Villa.
The academy product proved to be an instrumental figure in Charlton’s promotion, as he kept 12 clean sheets in his 27 league appearances last season to help his side over the line.
His performances earned him increased support from the Charlton faithful last season, and many of them responded to the club’s birthday message in adoration of the Hornchurch-born stopper.
Here are some of the best reactions…
new contracts pls
— harry (@harrycafc_) June 11, 2019
Happy birthday legend
— Jack (@Jackosaysrelax) June 11, 2019
Proper Charlton ????????
— Charlie (@cj9714) June 11, 2019
Love this, can tell he loves the club, happy birthday Dillon ????
— Reece (@ReeCAFC15) June 11, 2019
He'll enjoy it even more when his manager is given something that reflects his ability and his achievements.
— Colin Peppiatt (@ColinPep1) June 11, 2019
I love this chap , Charlton through and through @Dillon_Phillips
— barney (@barney_sullivan) June 11, 2019