Charlton Athletic beat Leyton Orient 3-1 in the EFL Trophy last night and many Addicks fans have heaped praise on Albie Morgan after his performance.
Wassim Aouachria’s first goal for Charlton gave them the lead early on and then Marcus Maddison showed his quality, grabbing an assist and a goal to ensure it was a successful night for the south London club.
Maddison may have taken the headlines but the performance of Morgan was arguably equally as impressive.
The 20-year-old started as part of a midfield three for Charlton and his influence was telling throughout the game.
Morgan drilled a low cross to Aouachria to give Lee Bowyer’s men the opener before winning back possession and feeding Maddison for the Addicks’ third.
In a display that will surely please his manager, the Charlton academy graduate also won 10 ground duels, made eight tackles, three clearances, and an interception (Sofascore).
Morgan penned a contract extension earlier this year, keeping him at the Valley until 2023, but has been in and out of the side this term with most of his opportunities coming in cup competitions.
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His performance against Orient last night certainly seems to have caught the attention of Charlton fans, however, with many taking to Twitter to voice their excitement.
Read their reaction here:
Albie morgan with 2 assists tonight. The guy is finally growing in confidence and performing well. Hes gonna be young poty come may #cafc
— Tom (@tomcod3500) November 11, 2020
Good performance and congrats to all of the debutants tonight. Who else had a pizza for dinner? 🙋🏻♂️
Best I’ve seen Morgan play and impressed with Henry. Barker solid as ever – not bad for a 17 YO
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Could Maddy have hit that ball any harder 😳 #cafc
— Steve Maclennan (@Maccn5) November 10, 2020
Albie Morgan looks like he will have a great career and with lapslie hitting form at Mansfield in years to come these two could be a great midfield pairing #cafc
— louie (@louiecharlton) November 10, 2020
Plenty of candidates but Albie Morgan my MOTM tonight! #CAFC
— Jamie (@JamieBoxallYT) November 10, 2020
Enjoyed that, Albie Morgan masterclass, lad is immense!! #cafc
— Daveboy_cafcnew (@cafcnew) November 10, 2020
Albie Morgan was quality tonight, have to say don't think anyone really had a bad game??
— Charlie Tubb' (@tubb_charlie) November 10, 2020
Albie Morgan has been immense! Was getting frustrated with Bows approach to his development because I wanted to see him getting more minutes but fair play, the defensive side of his game has come on hugely in recent months and he’s going to become a real asset!
— Guy Davies (@GuyJDavies) November 10, 2020