TEAM NEWS | Full debut for Josh Laqeretabua


Academy starlet Josh Laqeretabua will make his full Charlton debut in this evening’s EFL Trophy tie against Aston Villa U21s at The Valley.

The 18-year-old, who came on as a substitute in the Addicks' EFL Trophy opener at Crawley Town last month, comes in as one of eight changes from the side that started against Blackpool at the weekend, with Ashley Maynard-Brewer, Louie Watson and Miles Leaburn keeping their places.

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The Addicks are expected to line-up in a 4-2-3-1 formation with Laqeretabua, Lucas Ness, Deji Elerewe, and Nathan Asiimwe starting ahead of Maynard-Brewer.

Skipper Scott Fraser will operate alongside Louie Watson in midfield, with Tyreece Campbell, Charlie Kirk and Chem Campbell playing behind Leaburn.

Tennai Watson, Lloyd Jones, Alfie May, Chuks Aneke and Slobodan Tedić are joined on the bench by academy prospects Henry Molyneux and Harvey Kedwell.

Charlton: Maynard-Brewer; Laqeretabua, Ness, Elerewe, Asiimwe; L.Watson, Fraser (c); T.Campbell, Kirk, C.Campbell; Leaburn

Subs: Molyneux, T.Watson, Jones, Kedwell, May, Aneke, Tedić

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