May 8, 2021

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Charlton must unleash Aneke against Lincoln


After impressing from the bench in recent weeks for Charlton Athletic, Nigel Adkins has to release Chucks Aneke in the offensive in the important clash of Adix in the First League on Tuesday night.

Since joining Charlton with a free transfer from MK Dons in the summer of 2019, Aneke has yet to solidify his place as a regular in Addicks’ starting XI, with the 27-year-old playing only twice in the club’s campaign since the first whistle. for the 2019/20 championship, while starting only 11 times in League 1 so far

However, although mostly used as a replacement by Adkins, the £ 5,400-a-week striker makes a great argument that he deserves a place in the Charlton squad, with the former England Under-19s scoring an impressive 14 goals for a total of 36 appearances. League 1 this term.

In fact, in the last seven games at the club, Aneke has averaged a SofaScore match rating of 6.93 – a figure that is commendable, given that he has played a total of only 126 minutes in those seven games.

Not only have his performances been impressive, but his goals have changed the game – no more than a last-minute equalizer against Accrington Stanley on Saturday, a result that keeps Charlton’s hopes of securing a place in the playoffs far ahead. at their clash with Lincoln City on Tuesday night.

Should Aneke start against Lincoln?

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As Connor Washington’s form seems to be moving in the opposite direction to Aneke’s – the 28-year-old received an average disappointing SofaScore match rating of just 6.4 in his last three games – it seems an obvious choice to release striker Lee Boyer, called “unplayable”, preferably to the Northern Irishman for the decisive match of Adix tonight.

In other news: Fewer touches than Amos: Charlton’s flop, which lost 87.5% of its duels, disappoints Adkins – opinion