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Three To Watch: Charlton Athletic

4 August 2017

Ahead of Saturday's season opener against Charlton Atheltic, we take a look at the potential threats in the ranks of Saturday's hosts.

It has been a busy summer of change at the Valley, with nine players departing the club and five new signings arriving, as Karl Robinson shapes his team for the long season ahead.

Jay Dasilva - Defender
The nineteen-year-old defender is on loan with Charlton from Premier League champions, Chelsea.

The England U19 captain played in the Checkatrade Trophy for Chelsea last season, before arriving for his first spell on loan at the Valley back in January.

After impressing in ten appearances for Charlton last season, Dasilva went on to led England Under-19s to their first win at a European Championship, before signing a new long-term deal at Chelsea and immediately rejoined Charlton on a season-long loan.

Josh Magennis - Striker

The twenty-six-year-old started his career at Cardiff, before making a move north to join Aberdeen in 2010.

Magennis made the move to the Valley last the summer and found the net on ten occasions last term, with Charlton remaining unbeaten in every fixture where the striker scored.

During the summer the striker was involved in Michael O'Neill's Northern Ireland squad for their victories over New Zealand and Azerbaijan

Magennis has been on the scoresheet during pre-season, bagging a brace in Charlton's 6-1 victory over Ipswich Town.

Ben Reeves - Midfield

Reeves is a new arrival this week at the Valley and is well acquainted with Karl Robinson, who he played under at MK Dons.

Reeves started his career at Southampton before Robinson brought him to MK Dons in 2013.

The twenty-five-year-old scored 10 goals in 42 games for Milton Keynes last season, but rejected a new deal at MK Dons to move to South London.

The Addicks had to be patient in waiting for the signature of Reeves, after an attempt to sign the midfielder failed in January.


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