Macauley Bonne is settled into life well at Charlton Athletic after his summer move from newly-promoted League Two side Leyton Orient, and has scored four goals in seven Championship appearances so far.
Bonne has an impressive track record for Charlton so far after stepping up to Championship level for the first time, and the 23-year-old has settled in extremly well while at The Valley.
Bonne is one of the in-form strikers at Championship level over the past five games after finding his feet in the red shirt of Charlton, and his all-action display against Bristol City showed why Lee Bowyer took a gamble on bringing in the former Colchester United youth player.
Here, we take a look at Bonne’s individual performance against Lee Johnson’s Robins side…
In the 2-1 defeat to Bristol City, Bonne was the one who netted Charlton’s goal on their visit to Ashton Gate, being played through on goal from halfway.
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Despite the pass being slightly heavy and overhit, Bonne got there just ahead of City goalkeeper Daniel Bentley, the goalkeeper’s sliding challenge rebounding off the forward and leaving the summer signing the easy chance of rolling the ball into the back of the net as the man in form did what he does best to put the Addicks ahead.
Bonne made himself a nuisance all night long as he played on the last shoulder of the defenders, Taylor Moore and Ashley Williams who aren’t naturally blessed with pace, and he found himself dragging them about the park to create space in behind with his effective movement off the ball.
Bonne had five shots all night and tested Bentley once as well as scoring his goal as most of Charlton’s chances fell to the striker, but he was unable to net any more goals with his attempts at Bentley’s goal.
Bonne’s linkup play throughout the night was also impressive as he wasn’t scared of holding the ball up and he made one key pass to put Bristol City under pressure.
The 23-year-old, despite only being 5’11”, had an exceptional night when the ball was fired forwards to him, as he won the ball in the air seven times against the likes of Williams and Moore but his efforts on the night weren’t enough for the Addicks.