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For Charlton, the 2019/20 season will have comfortably surpassed the expectations of many at the club having been a hot tip for relegation at the start of the campaign.
But with 16 matches played, they occcupy a spot in midtable, comfortably clear of the drop zone and still in with a chance of stealing a play-off spot.
Their midfield unit has been the key to their success for much of the season. Darren Pratley, Josh Cullen, Conor Gallagher and Jonny Williams formed one of the division’s most impressive midfields.
However, on Tuesday, they made the decision to recall one of their exciting rising star’s from his loan spell with Ebbsfleet United: Albie Morgan.
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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 the midfielder’s 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.
And with Williams’ spell on the treatment table carrying on and George Lapslie also falling victim to a knock, Morgan has every right to feel confident.
Last season saw him play regularly under Bowyer, so he will know that he has a manager who is willing to put faith in him when it comes to first-team matters.
He even played in two of the Addicks’ League One play-off encounters last season and is clearly ready to handle any pressure that comes his way.
With the current midfield as settled as it is, Morgan may well find it hard to break into the team. Why wouldn’t he?
But, having been brought back to the club, he will know there is a chance, and given his past season with the club he will know that he can get a chance to impress, he will most likely take it with both hands.
Charlton fans love a rising youth product and will undoubtedly get behind him as well. So it is Morgan’s chance to lose.