Charlton Athletic boss Lee Bowyer has admitted that Chuks Aneke is improving as he goes this term, with the forward having found the net for the Addicks against Gillingham last weekend.
The former MK Dons frontman now has three goals in seven league games for the club in what has been a good beginning to the campaign all round for a player who only netted on one occasion in the whole of the previous season.
And Aneke’s manager was full of praise for the impact that the 27-year-old had when he came off the bench on Saturday to equalise for the Addicks against the Gills, with the Charlton boss stating the following to London News Online about his striker:
“He’s very, very good.
“He’s a good player – full stop. He’s getting better, this is the longest we’ve had him without getting injured.
“I was speaking to the fitness fellas on Sunday about Chuks and they said it is five weeks without him being out. We know how to use Chuks now and how to look after him.
“Chuks coming off the bench for the last half hour is much better than Chuks sitting on a medical table. He is fresh and causes havoc every time he comes off the bench. He is causing lots of problems for teams and scoring goals.”
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Having previously arrived at the club back in the summer of 2019, Aneke has now made 31 appearances across all competitions for the Addicks and will seeking to add to his goals tally this evening as Charlton travel to the Midlands to take on Burton Albion.
Aneke is proving to be a real hit for Charlton so far this term and is seemingly banishing the poor form that plagued his last campaign in the process.
After the departure of the talismanic figure of Lyle Taylor, the striker’s goals will be even more welcome as Bowyer seeks for a more collective effort in front of goal from his squad this season – with promotion back to the Championship very much on the agenda.
The Charlton manager’s faith in his player is there for all to see and his recent comments will do Aneke’s confidence the world of good.
If his form continues in it’s current vein, we could well see the Charlton number 10 back in the starting line up in the not too distant future.