Josh Cullen – back at the Hammers after a couple of loan spells at Charlton – has named the Addicks danger men for tonight’s game
“Charlton have got some very talented players in their squad, even if a number of senior lads have left since the end of last season,” said the West Ham midfielder, who starts for his boyhood club for the first time since the FA Cup fourth-round defeat at January 2018 this evening.
“Macauley Bonne came in and did well for us last season, especially when we lost Lyle Taylor to a knee injury in the early part of the season. It was a bit like ‘Can Mac step up?’ and he did unbelievable for us. I don’t know how many goals he scored but he led the line well and is a good finisher.
“Alfie Doughty is another one. He’s a left wing-back with lots of pace. He’s a direct player and is still only 20 or 21 so he’s a good young talent.
“We’ll definitely have to be ready for a stiff challenge as they have players who can hurt us.”