Our midfielder worries are all but over and things are looking on the up in our bid for survival in the Championship this season after our 2-1 win against Barnsley on Saturday, which has moved us up to 19th place and four points above the relegation zone.
Whilst the present is the immediate focus, the future also needs constant attention as The South London Press revealed today that Charlton manager Lee Bowyer has chosen to send a few players out on loan with Albie Morgan being the first of the three that will be considered for a temporary move away from The Valley.
It looks like Morgan will be going off to a National League side, one team it could be is Ebbsfleet United as he enjoyed a short loan spell there earlier this season playing five games and scoring once as he played 450 minutes for The Fleet from October through to November. Ebbsfleet is thought to be keen on Morgan after a short but successful time at the club.
Ebbsfleet manager Kevin Watson spoke about Morgan after he was recalled by Charlton and here is what he had to say
“Albie has thoroughly enjoyed his time with us and said he’d come back in a heartbeat if the opportunity presented itself or Charlton let him out again but it’s out of our hands and we thank Charlton for all they’ve done in letting us get him in on loan in the first place.”
Josh Davidson is also a name that has been mentioned recently to be someone who could leave for the rest of the season and with his performances in the Championship showing glimpses of what he can do many teams should be eager to get hold of him as he searches for more game time, although the striking option needs to be assessed before the decision can be made.
Another midfielder who could see some game time away from Charlton is 20-year-old Ben Dempsey who has enjoyed 262 minutes of football whilst Charlton nursed an injury crisis, this would be another smart move by Charlton as the youngsters are ready to go out for some real experience.
Lee Bowyer spoke to Richard Cawley from The South London Press and he spoke about the players potentially going out on loan.
“Albie needs to go and play some games, he needs to get his fitness up and learn the game.
“It is better than U23 football. We’d like to get a couple out. I don’t think it would be a bad thing for Josh Davison, but we’ve got to evaluate the striker situation at our place. He did well for us when he played.
“Ben Dempsey, maybe it would be good for him to go and play as well. I’ll look at the ones who are in and around us.
“Alfie [Doughty] will stay with us.”
The future for these youngsters can look a bit brighter now as the injury troubles come to an end at The Valley and now these youngsters can get game time elsewhere until they really are ready to take on the first-team.