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Bonne would soften the blow of Taylor’s departure

Considering the two sides who were promoted alongside Charlton are firmly rooted to the foot of the table, the Addicks should be quite pleased with their current league position of 18th.

However, despite having a lot of positives to reflect on this term, their future doesn’t look too bright.

Indeed, it looks possible that their top goalscorer will be leaving the club this summer after turning down a new contract in December.

The 29-year-old’s current deal is up in the summer, and one would imagine that losing Taylor would be a hammer blow to the club’s ambitions.

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However, if Taylor does leave the London outfit, they may not miss him all that much.

Taylor may have been the most important player in Lee Bowyer’s side’s promotion from League One, netting 21 league goals last term, but his crown as Charlton’s top striker is now being shared with Macauley Bonne.

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The former Leyton Orient man hasn’t scored as many as Taylor this term, but he does score more open play goals, with the Monserrat international converting four penalties this term.

We praised the striker for his clinical nature this week after scoring two goals from two shots against Luton over the weekend, but the fact of the matter is that Bonne is actually more potent in front of goal.

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Indeed, Bonne has a higher goal per shot record this season, while also proving to be a more all-rounded forward. The 24-year-old wins more aerial duels per game than Taylor and his powerhouse nature suggests he offers a cunning plan B to Charlton’s top scorer.

Although the duo have spent periods out injured, both have shown just how important they are to Bowyer. Providing he can keep up the type of form described if Taylor does indeed walk through the exit door, the London club won’t miss him all that much.

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