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Given Charlton’s overly positive start to the current Championship season, it is perhaps unsurprising that competition for places at the Valley is extremely high, with Addicks boss Lee Bowyer tending to only rotate his squad if needs be.
One player in particular who has perhaps been a victim of this increased level of competition is 19-year-old attacking midfielder Albie Morgan, with the Charlton academy graduate having been loaned out this season to National League side Ebbsfleet United.
The young midfielder has made four appearances for the Kent based side so far, impressing on several occasions for the Fleet in the advanced midfield role that he has been given by Ebbsfleet boss Kevin Watson.
Given the impact that Morgan has already made at Stonebridge Road, it is perhaps unsurprising that Charlton have agreed to extend the youngsters loan at the non-league outfit, with the 19-year-old now set to stay at the club until January.
The youngster will certainly see this agreement as a positive step towards developing more as a player, with the midfielder having already formed a big part of Ebbsfleet’s recent upturn in fortunes, with Morgan netting his first goal for the club in the 4-0 win against Chorley.
Have Charlton made the right decision with regards to loaning out Albie Morgan?
Morgan will aslo no doubt be keen to impress Bowyer, particularly with the Addicks boss being well known for his tendency to give young players regular game time since taking over at the Valley, with young Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher being a prime example of this.
Given the injury to Jonny Williams and lack of form shown by Erhun Oztumer so far, Morgan will be keen to continue his positive impact at Ebbsfleet with a view to potentially being recalled by his parent club in the January window, with the number ten role seemingly up for grabs at the Valley right now.
Overall, it is fair to say that this is a good move for all parties, as it prevents Morgan’s development from being hindered by providing the youngster with regular game time, whilst it allows Bowyer to reduce the size of his current squad.
Charlton will be keen for Morgan to continue his positive performances in the National League, with Bowyer surely seeing the 19-year-old as a player that could one day play regularly for the first team in the years to come, particularly with Gallagher set to depart the club at the end of the season, thus leaving a space free for Morgan.