Alfie Doughty stood out in a tough game for Charlton

This article is part of Football FanCast’s The Chalkboard series, which provides a tactical insight into teams, players, managers, potential signings and more…

Alfie Doughty stood out for Charlton Athletic during their 3-1 loss against Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.

On the chalkboard

The teenager was making his full league debut for Lee Bowyer’s side, only making it into the starting lineup because Ben Purrington had to drop out through illness.

However, the 19-year-old was certainly no weak link, going on to be one of the Addicks’ standout players on the day from left-back, despite predominantly being a left-winger.

His standout moment came in the 26th minute, as he got the ball past Moses Odubajo well, sprinted down the line and pulled the ball back to Macauley Bonne to set up his goal.

A real catalyst

That moment clearly gave the youngster confidence, with it seeming as though it really acted as a catalyst for him to go and make his mark on the game, constantly getting up and down the line.

He showed quality on the ball, completing 81% of the passes that he attempted throughout the game, while also making two key passes and successfully making the one dribble that he attempted.

Should Doughty start against Middlesbrough?

Yes

Yes

No

No

There was also a sign of the defensive solidity that he can offer, winning his only aerial duel and completing one tackle, while it will also be encouraging that he didn’t allow himself to be bullied in 50/50 situations.

Charlton have reasons for optimism regarding their off-field matters following their takeover news and Doughty has given a reason for encouragement on the pitch.

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