One man who has been criminally underrated this season is none other than central midfielder Ben Reeves. Ben has been starting to add some goals to his game recently and it’s that big forehead of his being the main factor in his goals as he got a header against Southend United and most recently Burton Albion in midweek.
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The 27-year-old spoke with the News Shopper about his time at The Valley so far and here’s what he had to say
“I’m relaxed about my own situation, my aim is for us to get promoted, that’s what I want for Charlton as well. I’m lucky to be here, lucky to play at this stadium, and hopefully that continues, I’ve just got to work hard and do my best for the team and that’s all I’m trying to do at the moment.”
It’s good to hear that he is happy in SE7 and he feels he is lucky to be here, we know he is a decent player and he can be very useful, but he is another one of the players who are out of contract this season and with the way he’s been playing at the moment I think he deserves a new deal for at least two-years.
Reeves also talked about his new playing position as his roles shift from time to time
“I’m playing a lot deeper here. I’m used to playing in a ten, but under Bows I’m playing centre midfield really, a lot of time I find myself protecting the back four which is new to me.
I’m doing a lot more running than what I used to do, but I’m happy doing what I can to help the team.
If it means getting a header or whatever, brilliant! I just enjoy playing football. Playing at this place, I consider myself lucky.”
Reeves then continued to talk about his new skill
“I’d never scored with my head before I came to Charlton, I’ve scored three now, I’m used to scoring most of my goals from outside the box and it seems to have changed now.
“As long as it’s helping the team that’s the main thing.”
It’s pretty crazy to think that he never scored a header before he came to Charlton, now he has three of them! And every one of them have looked like he’s been scoring goals with his head for years. I’m sure he is just going to go from strength to strength as he approaches his peak years and grabbing some goals is only going to push him on further and I think he deserves a place in the starting line-up against Bristol Rovers onSaturday.
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