Life after Lee Bowyer began in successful fashion for Charlton Athletic on Tuesday night as they came from two goals down to beat Bristol Rovers 3-2.
Johnnie Jackson opted to make two changes in the middle of the park with Andrew Shinnie and Jake Forster-Caskey coming in for Ben Watson and Darren Pratley and it was they who helped send the Addicks on their way to the three points, with Conor Washington sealing things late on.
Forster-Caskey has certainly been productive in the middle of the park in recent weeks for the Addicks and had another fine game last night, with this being some of his key stats:
His goal made it 2-2 just before half-time with a lovely whipped free-kick from close range once again highlighting his quality on the ball.
He was busy about the pitch, too, with 77 touches of the ball and a pass accuracy of 75% from the middle of the park – coming from a total of 59 passes attempted.
He did some of the defensive work, too, which will have pleased Jackson in the absence of the more destructive Watson and Pratley, with an interception and half or better of his aerial and ground duels won.
Certainly, there was plenty to like about the Charlton performance once they rolled their sleeves up and showed a bit of fight and Forster-Caskey was one of the catalysts for that.
Battling when he needed to and providing quality when the question was asked of him, Jackson will hope for more of that from all of his players if he remains in permanent charge of the club.