Charlton Athletic midfielder Albie Morgan has extended his loan move to Ebbsfleet United until January after making a positive impression during his first four games for the club.
The 19-year-old has made four appearances in the National League since arriving at Ebbsfleet back in October, and he will now remain at the club until January 4th as he continues to establish himself in the side.
The Charlton academy product has already found the net once for his new side, and it appears he will play a central role in Fleet’s survival fight, with Kevin Watson’s side currently sitting 22nd in the National League table.
Morgan did make a cameo appearance during Charlton’s victory over Blackburn on the opening day of the season, but the Addicks have since decided to permit a temporary move to join Ebbsfleet rather than largely restricting him to U23s action.
The Charlton academy product has made a total of 18 appearances for The Valley outfit since making his breakthrough at the club last term, and he will now be targeting more regular first-team football during the remainder of his time with Ebbsfleet.
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This loan switch initially seemed like a very good opportunity for Morgan to develop within a first-team environment, and it should come as good news to Charlton fans that the move has been a success so far.
Morgan has proven he is capable of competing for a first-team spot at The Valley, but Lee Bowyer currently has a wide array of midfield options at the club, so it would have been a challenge for him to give Morgan the minutes he needs to keep developing.
The 19-year-old will be better off if he continues developing within the Ebbsfleet first team, and this could then see him return to Charlton full of confidence if he can make a positive contribution to Fleet’s survival fight.