Academy graduate Albie Morgan making the most of opportunity

Albie Morgan was pleased to help his side towards all three points after the youngster’s eye-catching first-half performance contributed towards the Addicks’ 2-1 victory over Walsall at The Valley on New Year’s Day

The 18-year-old had a hand in both goals, playing a part in the build-up to Karlan Grant’s opener, before supplying the cross which led to Lyle Taylor’s penalty. 

And speaking exclusively to, the midfielder was keen to build on the experience he has gained so far this season. 

“It’s been a bit tough for me because I’ve been flicking between the youth team and first team,” he said. 

“But I’m just glad to get minutes and help the team get up the league. I’m pretty pleased with my performance today, I think I did what I could and to help the team get three points is always nice. 

“To have some part in any goal is a nice feeling, but the three points are the most important thing at the end of the day and it’s another win for us.”

Meanwhile, Morgan revealed that he was grateful for the faith that was shown in him by boss Lee Bowyer as the academy graduate completed all 90 minutes on Tuesday. 

“That means a lot knowing that he can trust me, even though I’m young, to see the game out for the team,” he explained. 

“It’s just a nice feeling being out on the pitch at all, let alone for the full 90 minutes, so I’m pleased. 

“I’ve got my chance today and I’m pleased with how I’ve done. Whether that affects Saturday or not, I don’t know, but I’m pleased with my performance. It’s been a good day.”

Morgan added; “It’s a big confidence booster for me. At the start of the season, I had no experience and, although I’ve only played a few games here and there, it’s helping me build up to what I want to be doing week in, week out. It’s a good feeling and I’m pleased with how it’s gone today.”

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