Lots of Charlton fans have taken to Twitter to discuss Lee Bowyer’s comments on Chuks Aneke.
The former Arsenal striker was signed by the Addicks from MK Dons back in the summer, following an impressive 2018/19 campaign in which he hit 17 goals in League Two.
An injury to Taylor saw Hemed lead the line against Birmingham last time out, and Bowyer has said that Aneke is yet to convince him that he can be a No.9 in his team – the 42-year-old mentioned that he has been more impressed with the player in a No.10 role.
“At the moment Chuks hasn’t really done anything to persuade me he can play up top,” said Bowyer.
“We tried to put him up there the other day [as a substitute against Birmingham] and he didn’t do so well.
“When we brought him on at Reading as a 10 he was better. So looking at performances I think he is better as a 10.”
Bowyer on Aneke
One fan said that they think Bowyer’s comments are “harsh”, while another argued that Hemed didn’t show too many glimpses of quality either against Birmingham last time out.
Let’s take a look at some more of the Twitter reaction…
Think that’s harsh .. the lack of reserve team football is not helping players who are not in the first team, players like JFC Aneke Bonne Amos need to be playing games to keep up to speed or when there called on they will of course struggle
— Sammy05 (@Sammy6113) September 19, 2019
Would argue that Hemed didn’t display that he could either on Saturday
— carlbratton (@cbratton84) September 18, 2019
Please no. He’s awful
— Charlie (@cj9714) September 18, 2019
17 goals in league two last season won’t equate to a lot in the Championship. He doesn’t look at all a natural goalscorer. Needs a pacey 9 along side him
— David (@David19921905) September 18, 2019
I’d let him have a go up front
— George ??????? (@George80162185) September 18, 2019
I like aneke, much rather him given a shot than bonne
— emma harknett (@emmabernard1) September 18, 2019