Lee Bowyer praises devastating strike duo

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Charlton manager Lee Bowyer has been praising his strike duo after they helped fire his side to victory against Bradford City.

Lyle Taylor and Karlan Ahearne-Grant both netted in the 2-0 win, which saw the Addicks rise to seventh in the table, one point away from the play off spots.

He told the club’s official site:  “They’re both doing well. I think Lyle has got five now and Karlan three. The good thing for me is that they’ve learnt since the Accrington game, they are looking for each other and they are working in more of a partnership and we’ve got Igor (Vetokele) on the bench as well now.”

26-year old Vetokele has bagged 13 times for the Addicks in 65 outings, and Bowyer is happy to have him closing in on a return too.

“He got valuable minutes the other night for the U23s so there is competition and when there is competition everybody produces and does better because they have to so they stay in the side. They both realise that and they’re doing well so I’m happy with the way things are going with them at the moment.”

Taylor joined Charlton from Wimbledon last season, whereas Ahearne-Grant is a home-grown striker who had a productive time on loan at Crawley in League Two last season.

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We’ve always liked KAG here, even before we started the site! He’s got a great future ahead of him if he remains focused and he’s bounced back from the controversial summer with aplomb.

Taylor is quick and agile too. they’ll ensure Charlton remain in touch at the top this season.

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