The 2019/20 campaign has been a breakthrough season for Charlton Athletic academy product Alfie Doughty and many Addicks fans have been debating how much impact he will have next term.
The versatile 20-year-old is comfortable in a range of positions but has mostly been utilised on the left flank by Lee Bowyer.
Doughty was handed his Charlton debut in a Carabao Cup game last season but has kicked on this term – making 21 appearances for the senior side.
He was sent out on loan to National League side Bromley in September but was recalled by the club in November due to the injury crisis has become a regular fixture in Bowyer’s squad.
According to Transfermarkt, there are 10 Addicks players who are set to become free agents this summer and six more on loan who will return to their parent clubs at the end of the season.
Significant summer turnover which could mean more opportunities for Doughty next season but it could also mean more competition for places.
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The 20-year-old’s role at the club moving forward appears to be a contentious point among the Valley faithful, with some suggesting on Twitter that he is set to be a regular in the first team and others claiming he’s not ready or may leave the club.
Read the reaction of Charlton fans here:
Yes but think he needs to work on end product
— Tom Jordan (@tomcafc) May 19, 2020
— Chris Davis (@alfiedavis118) May 19, 2020
Top quality player. Defo should be in the first team week in week out
— @ValleyPuns (@MottinghamBoys) May 19, 2020
I dont really rate him
— Pratley’s pocket (@Harriso92294752) May 19, 2020
No. Too raw. Needs to improve on defending and end product. Great running with the ball, but need the above. That will come with time & development
— Ryan Mason (@UniversalMSLtd) May 19, 2020
No off to Fulham 3m
— Jonathan Acworth-Waldegrave (@JonathanAcwort1) May 19, 2020
If we don’t sell
— Shane Erin Elvis (@TwilMagician) May 19, 2020
— CH (@CH_040) May 19, 2020