Charlton Athletic’s win against Sunderland on Saturday “was all about Ben Amos”, according to Clinton Morrison.
The Addicks continued their impressive run since Nigel Adkins arrival by earning arguably their finest result in his tenure – beating Sunderland 2-1 to end their long unbeaten run.
A Josh Scowen own goal and Alex Gilbey’s first for the club helped Charlton to victory but the contributions of Amos cannot be underestimated.
The 31-year-old produced a sensational goalkeeping display to keep the Black Cats out and ensure his side secured all three points – with his six saves including a number of remarkable stops.
Speaking on EFL on Quest, Morrison highlighted Amos as a deciding factor in the Charlton v Sunderland clash.
He said: “Ben Amos was absolutely brilliant, it’s a hard place to go Sunderland and you need your keeper to have a good game”
“He saved the best till the end not only making saves but getting back up quickly to make another like the top keepers do”
“The only goal he conceded was a 25-yard header.”
The Addicks keeper’s future remains unclear as he is out of contract in the summer after extending his stay by a year back in August.
He’s been a key man for Charlton this term, playing every single minute of every League One game, and though Adkins may want to shape his squad in the transfer window, there will surely be space for the 31-year-old if he wants to stay on in south London.
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The win over Sunderland on Saturday was a huge result for Charlton – both in terms of their confidence and their position in the League One table.
Morrison is absolutely bang on here, Amos was outstanding against the Black Cats and made a number of brilliant saves that kept his side ahead.
They’re now just a point off the top six and more resolute displays from their shot-stopper should help them close that gap.