Part IV of the 'Where are they now?' feature sees us looking at two young strikers who may feel they were given a chance at The Valley.

Brandon Hanlan

Charlton’s academy product had little in the form of chances at The Valley.

Amassing 15 appearances in all competitions for The Addicks, the 21-year-old failed to get on the score sheet and ventured out on loan, with some success.

Sandwiching a six-month loan spell at Colchester between two short term loans at Bromley loan, the Chelsea born striker sought pastures new with Gillingham at the start of the current season.

Having scored on his debut at both Colchester and Bromley, Hanlon continued the trend at The Gills as he notched against Accrington.

The goals however dried up and since then has only managed a further two. As a result he’s been in and out of Steve Lovell’s side as the manger opts for in-demand striker Tom Eaves and Josh Parker to lead the line.

Of the striker, the Gills boss said:

“All goal scorers when you’re not scoring it does affect your confidence.

“He knows there’s more goals in him and he should be scoring more.

“He’s only a young boy, he’s got to learn very quickly in this profession and he will do.”

Hanlan returned to The Valley last month and started in his side’s 2-0 defeat as first half goals from Ben Reeves and Tariqe Fosu gave Lee bowyer’s men the points.

The striker’s career has yet to hit the heights he reached at youth level or on loan at Bromley where he scored four in his first eight games, but with rumours surrounding the departure of Gills striker Eaves, he may find more opportunites coming his way.

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Joe Pigott

Joe Pigott was on Charlton’s books for four years before he eventually moved on to Cambridge United and then AFC Wimbledon.

In those four years he went out on six loans at four different clubs.

His Charlton playing career was brief, playing just 16 games, 12 of which from the bench, and scoring one goal, a debut strike in a Capital One Cup game against Oxford in 2013.

His most successful loan spell came at League Two’s Southend in the 2014/15 season which ended in glorious fashion. Scoring his side’s equaliser in the last minute of extra time of the League Two play-off before going on to win promotion on penalties.

A loan spell at Luton followed at the back end of the 2015/16 season which earned him a permanent move to Cambridge. Shy of goals they sent him to Maidstone in the National League where he found his shooting boots scoring six in eleven.

That form continued the following season and The Dons picked him up for a fee of around £70k mid-season.

His goals that season were vital for the London club as they avoided the drop to League Two.

Pigott's 2018/19 form has been in stark contrast to his club’s form, scoring five in his first nine under Neal Ardley.

However, as the Dons results started to falter, he was made a scapegoat and found himself warming the bench from October and having to settle for cameo appearances.

Ardley's departure and Wally Downes arrival signalled a fresh start for Pigott, but just as he was making inroads in to the new manager’s plans injury struck which has seen him side-lined since mid-December.

Pigott was very much part of Downes thinking as he plotted the Dons path to safety.

“His injury has thrown our plans slightly, we’ve had to work without him,” he admitted.

With the 25-year-old soon to return to the fold, Downes will be hoping the much-travelled striker finds his early season goal-scoring touch as they look to get off the bottom of League One.

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