Charlton Athletic have this week recalled midfielder Albie Morgan.
In a blow to manager Kevin Watson’s pre-match preparations for the forthcoming Stockport County game and the fixtures beyond, 19-year-old Morgan returns to The Valley ahead of Charlton’s Championship clash at home to Cardiff City on Saturday.
Watson had extended Morgan’s loan 10 days ago to keep him at the club into early January and following the weekend draw with Hartlepool United, the midfielder had expressed his desire to help the Fleet add to their points total through to the New Year.
However, a growing injury list at Charlton which has seen Lyle Taylor, Johnny Williams, Sam Field, Lewis Page and Jake Forster-Caskey on the sidelines in recent weeks means Morgan may be required for first-team squad duty in the coming days at The Valley.
Watson said, “Albie has thoroughly enjoyed his time with us and said he’d come back in a heartbeat if the opportunity presented itself or Charlton let him out again but it’s out of our hands and we thank Charlton for all they’ve done in letting us get him in on loan in the first place.”
Morgan played five games in his loan spell, interrupted by three FA Cup ties in which he was unavailable. He scored once at Chorley and was unfortunate not to make that two when his free-kick at Sutton was officially credited as an own goal off the goalkeeper.
All of us at the club thank Albie for his hard work with us and would be delighted to see him back at the Kuflink Stadium again in the future.