AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley has revealed it was a “gamble” to play former Charlton striker Joe Pigott in their win over the Addicks last night. 

The 24-year-old target man featured against the promotion-chasing side for 70 minutes before being replaced by Andy Barcham.

It was Lee Bowyer’s first defeat since taking charge last month and his side remain in the play-off places on goal difference.

Pigott came through Charlton’s renowned academy, but left the club in 2016.

Ardley said: “It was a gamble playing him, he’s only trained for two days. We thought, with the intensity we needed to play at, he would struggle. But he did a great job for the team.

“He put himself about so that will do him well, but he was really, really tired which warranted me to make the change.

“He’ll be tired tomorrow but we’ll try and freshen him up and we’ll have a look at how we go about it on Saturday.”

Click here to like our Charlton Facebook page