Charlton Athletic have confirmed that young midfielder Albie Morgan has been recalled early from his loan spell with non-league side Ebbsfleet United.
Morgan was sent out on loan at the end of September and after impressing in his month-long stint, had his stay extended, although the Addicks decided to recall him on Tuesday.
Ebbslfeet manager Kevin Watson said in a statement on the club’s website that: “Albie has thoroughly enjoyed his time with us and said he’d come back in a heartbeat if the opportunity presented itself or Charlton let him out again but it’s out of our hands and we thank Charlton for all they’ve done in letting us get him in on loan in the first place.”
He made five appearances for Watson’s side during his spell with the club, scoring one goal, and will now be hopeful of breaking into Lee Bowyer’s first-team upon his return.
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A ten minute cameo against Blackburn Rovers on the opening day of the season and a League Cup run out against Forest Green is as far as his Addicks experience has stretched so far in the 19/20 term.
However, he had previously made 16 first-team appearances, all of which came under Bowyer, so he will feel he has a chance of making his mark in the current campaign too.
I think this is a smart move from Charlton.
Morgan is clearly a bright talent and it is hard to see how much benefit a loan spell with Ebbsfleet will have done him in the long run.
Surely a loan spell to League One or remaining as a squad player at his parent club is the best thing possible for the 19-year-old.