Charlton Athletic attacker can be magical – but needs to have more belief in his quality

Charlton Athletic's Karlan Ahearne-Grant warms up

Charlton manager Karl Robinson has told Karlan Ahearne-Grant to have more confidence in his ability.

The attacker made a difference as a half-time change for Ben Reeves, forced off with a hamstring injury, in Tuesday’s 2-1 win over Rochdale.

Ahearne-Grant only has one league goal for the Addicks in 32 appearances, 20 of those coming as a substitute.

He failed to hit the target with a late chance at Oxford United and headed straight at Rochdale keeper Joshua Lillis in midweek.

“Karlan has got to believe in himself more – he is lacking in confidence,” said Robinson. “He does things that are magical.

“It is for me to bring it out of him. I believe in him – if I didn’t I wouldn’t bring him on as much.

“But he has got to start assisting and scoring goals.”

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