A report from the South London Press has said that Charlton Athletic manager Lee Bowyer is keen for the likes of youngsters Albie Morgan and Alfie Doughty to make moves away on loan before the summer transfer window comes to an end.
Charlton Athletic’s Albie Morgan and Alfie Doughty were among the youngsters to play in the Addicks’ Carabao Cup match against Forest Green Rovers, which finished 0-0 after extra time before the League Two side won 5-3 on penalties. Brendan Sarpong-Wiredu also started last night, with fellow academy players Wilberforce Ocran and Junior Quitirna coming off the bench.
After the game, Bowyer praised youngster Alfie Doughty for his performance. The 19-year-old played out of position at left-back, but Bowyer said that he was arguably the best out of the Addicks’ young players on the night.
“Good energy – not the best final ball. I don’t really remember him picking anyone out. He got into some good areas.
“The most pleasing thing for me with Alfie is when he did give it away – all players do that – his reaction was to go and win it back. Out of the young ones, I’d say he probably was the better one.”
The Charlton boss went on to say that it would be good for some of the young players to head out on loan, with Albie Morgan and Dought among those that could head out on loan.
“That just shows you – they are playing against a good League Two side and some of them struggled a little bit at times
“We’re in the Championship – completely different physicality. The pace – they are not ready for it. It’s blatantly obvious to see. But it is good for them to go on loan and learn game, whether it is in or out of possession.
“We’re borrowing players – it’s the same for most clubs.”