BY LOUIS MENDEZ
He bagged 23 goals for Leyton Orient in the National League last season and Macauley Bonne is now off the mark in Championship football.
The striker’s scrappy strike against Leeds secured a 1-0 win for Charlton and capped off an impressive first start at this level of football for the 23-year-old.
“I thought he was very good,” explained Addicks boss Lee Bowyer, as his side bounced back from two defeats on the trot with the win over his former side.
“I said to him before the game just go and enjoy it. Do the things we’ve been working on with him. He’s improving all the time. We all know that he’s not the finished article at the moment but he’s improving every day. Today, I thought he was outstanding.
“His work rate. I said work hard and everything will fall into place. His work rate was unreal. He came off with cramp. I thought he competed for every ball. His hold up play was very good.
“As a striker’s performance, I thought he did himself proud for his debut, taking into account where he was last season. Against the best side in the league. I thought he was outstanding and should be proud of his performance.”
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