Goal-scoring strike-partnerships are rare at Charlton Athletic – but Karlan Grant and Lyle Taylor are bang in form right now

Goal-scoring strike-partnerships are rare for Charlton Athletic – but they boast one right now in Lyle Taylor and Karlan Grant.

Both of the Addicks’ frontmen found the back-of-the-net during the 2-0 win at Bradford City on Saturday – taking their goal tallies for the season up to five and three respectively already.

Boss Lee Bowyer is pleased as punch that his front two now gelling together well.

“They’re both looking for each other now,” explained the Charlton boss.

“I said after the Accrington game that it would change. What happened that game wasn’t good enough. You have to play as a team. They’re definitely doing that now- playing as a partnership. They’ll keep scoring goals. That’s what they do, I see it every day.

“It didn’t surprise me that Lyle put that one in the top corner (at Bradford today). I see him do it near enough every day in training. I’m delighted for the pair of them. They worked hard and deserved their rewards today.”

The Charlton chief was able to call upon Nottingham Forest loanee Jamie Ward for the first time in Yorkshire, as the midfielder returned from his international duty with Northern Ireland.

The 32-year-old lasted seventy minutes at Valley Parade, and Bowyer was happy with what he saw.

Jamie Ward during his Charlton debut at Bradford. Photo: Kyle Andrews

“I thought he did well,” Bowyer said.

“In possession he’s dangerous. He’s a clever player, he gets into good areas. You could tell he was rusty. He hasn’t played much football. But that will come. He will get better and better every day in training because the way we train and the tempo we train at is demanding.

“We’ll have to look after him for now because he’s not used to games. But he’ll get better and better. I was delighted with his performance. He brings something different to what we’ve got for sure.”

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One thought on “Goal-scoring strike-partnerships are rare at Charlton Athletic – but Karlan Grant and Lyle Taylor are bang in form right now

  • 16 September 2018 at 4:17 pm

    The boy’s are doing it on the pitch,now all we need is the takeover bid to go ahead; come on you reds.


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