Lyle Taylor thankful to striker partner Karlan Grant

Lyle Taylor heaped praise on his attacking partner Karlan Grant after the duo combined yet again to help the Addicks towards three points against Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday.

For the second week running, academy graduate Grant caused havoc by getting to the byline and laying on the assist to help him find the net and Taylor was thankful for the work of the 20-year-old, whose ball across goal was prodded back by Patrick Bauer for the goalscorer to finish.

“I don’t know what Pat was doing up there,” he smiled.

“But Karlan, yet again – he gets down the side and beats his man time and time and time again and that is an invaluable skill and talent that he has.

“Yes, I got the final touch and put it in the back of the net, but that goal comes down to the work he did and it was the same last week.

“It might say Taylor on the scoresheet, but really and truly, the praise goes to him and to Pat for putting the ball back across goal. It’s nice to score, but without my teammates, I am simply just a bloke running round the field like a headless chicken, trying not to lose his rag and get kicked every time!”

Meamwhile, Taylor, who has now netted four goals in his first seven outings for Charlton, was another who echoed the sentiments of his manager that it is essential to be able to ‘win ugly’ after the Addicks had ground out the 3-2 victory over the Chairboys at The Valley.

“It’s all about the three points,” he said.

“The first half was a bit disappointing for me, personally, because I didn’t feel as if I could get into the game for the first 25 minutes. But we were a lot better in the second half – still nowhere near as good as we can be – which is a good thing because if we can win ugly, then those games where we do click will be very, very good.

“We’ll keep striving towards bettering ourselves and it’s on to the next one at Bradford.Z

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