Charlton Athletic beat Cambridge United 2-1 in League One on Saturday.
Charlton Athletic secured themselves a second-straight win in the league and a second-straight win on the road after beating Cambridge United on Saturday. The Addicks now sit in 11th place of the table going into the final nine games of the season, but Dean Holden’s side still have a 16-point gap to the top-six.
The goals came from Miles Leaburn and Jesurun Rak-Sakyi on Saturday. The pair have scored 18 League One goals between them this season with the 19-year-old Leaburn having scored eight of those. But the youngster was brought off at half-time on Saturday, and after the game, Holden said of the striker:
“He just felt his hamstring a little bit at half-time so hopefully nothing too serious – it was he right thing to do to take him off.”
Leaburn only made his first-team debut earlier this season. But he’s quickly become an important player for the Addicks and up until his injury at the weekend, he was starting to rediscover his scoring touch after a tough run through the middle part of the campaign.
Holden doesn’t have too many goal threats at his disposal right now. Leaburn is certainly one of them, so if his injury is a serous one it will be a real blow to Charlton Athletic and to their chances of finishing close to the top-six this season.
But Holden’s update on Leaburn seems to suggest it’s not a serious injury. There’ll surely be more news to follow but for now it just seems like it was more of a precautionary substitution.
Charlton Athletic return to action v Wycombe Wanderers this weekend.