Conor McGrandles earned his full debut for Cambridge United on Saturday.
The 27-year-old, who joined the U's on loan until the end of the season last Tuesday, played 79 minutes in Cambridge's goalless draw at Lincoln City.
Speaking post-match, Cambridge Head Coach Mark Bonner said: “How good is he?! He’s going to be brilliant for us.
“We probably put him in the team earlier than he’s ready for and played longer than he should – he was cramping up in the second half.
“But he’s exactly what we need in the middle of the pitch. He’s got so much legs, so much energy to get around and he’ll get better as well. He’s going to give us a real boost and a real lift in there.
Elsewhere, Alex Gilbey played 56 minutes for Stevenage who bowed out of the Emirates FA Cup following a 3-1 defeat at Stoke City.
Dylan Gavin played the entirety of Welling United's 1-0 triumph at Chelmsford City and won the penalty that produced the Wings' all-important goal.
In the National League, Charlie Barker played the full 90 minutes for Wealdstone who suffered a 2-1 defeat at home to Gateshead.
Charlton fans can support the academy by signing up to the Valley Gold scheme. Valley Gold enables fans to support the club's academy in unearthing the talents of tomorrow, as well as giving them the chance to win cash prizes.
(Article by Dominik Zielinski)