Nicky Ajose, he had so much promise when Russel Slade signed him from Swindon back in 2016. Coming off the back of a season which saw him score twenty-five goals in forty appearances, we all thought we had landed our dream striker I mean just look at that season he had with Swindon he was either going to do just as good or better than that. He had a better team to play with and everything looked like it was going our way.
Unfortunately, Ajose never lived up to expectations and he still has not done that till this day. However, he has shown in recent performances that there is a great player within him, he is getting better, and I do like him he’s just got to find his form.
Ajose spoke with the club’s website about finding his form, but there was one comment in particular that caught mine and many Charlton fans attention “If I had played 20 straight games, with the chances we created, I’d have scored the same amount of goals I think but the boys have done well and I’m pleased for them.”
Now honestly, I don’t think it’s a totally ludicrous comment which many fans have been saying, because yes if we were playing him more he would have more opportunities to score goals, but what I don’t agree with is that he is saying things like this at this moment of time when he has been looking like a lazy player on the pitch for most of the season and it’s only been the last few games where he has stepped up and he needs to make that level his minimum work rate to get ahead of selection in front of Taylor and Grant.
We know all Nicky has goals in him, once he can show Lee Bowyer what he can do he will be in the team a hell of a lot more than what he has been, and I think Saturday’s game is a massive opportunity for him.
Grant is almost certainly out for this game and Lyle Taylor is also a doubt and against a weak opposition this could be his time to capture his form from the 15/16 season with Swindon I really hope he does because he could be a great player, I just really don’t want him to become another Tony Watt. So much promise but very little to deliver.
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