Charlton striker Macauley Bonne has issued a determined message ahead of his side’s clash with Huddersfield this evening as they look to end their concerning eight-game winless run.
Lee Bowyer’s side slipped to 17th in the Championship table after suffering their ninth defeat of the season against Middlesbrough on Saturday, but they have an immediate chance to bounce back from this against the Terriers at The Valley.
The Addicks have need to overcome a significant injury crisis in recent weeks which has seen more than 10 first-team players absent, but they were handed a boost against Boro as star striker Lyle Taylor made his long-awaited return.
Taylor will now add a clinical goalscoring presence to this Charlton side when he makes his full return, but it will be interesting to see whether he is named in the side instead of – or alongside – fellow striker Bonne tonight.
Bonne has performed admirably while filling in for Taylor in attack, with the former Leyton Orient man having netted six goals in his 12 appearances, but Taylor’s eventual return to full fitness will surely make him an automatic pick in Bowyer’s side.
However, Bonne has now taken to Twitter ahead of the Huddersfield clash to claim the Addicks have left “no stone unturned” ahead of the meeting:
— Macauley Bonne (@MBonne9) December 9, 2019
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Bonne only joined Charlton over the summer following a prolific season for Leyton Orient in the National League, but he has reportedly been the subject of transfer interest from Newcastle, Leicester and Fulham ahead of January.
Charlton’s recent winless run will come as a big concern to their supporters who will now be fearing the possibility of a relegation fight, even though they will appreciate the fact Bowyer is currently struggling with an injury crisis at the club.
However, the Addicks’ injury troubles have enabled Bonne to stake his claim for a regular spot in the side, and it will now be interesting to see how Bowyer manages the situation with Taylor now returning to fitness.
The Charlton boss should definitely experiment with the idea of playing Bonne and Taylor together in attack, as this could prove to be a prolific attacking duo which could help Charlton turn around their current form.