Charlton’s midfield versatility is a crucial weapon according to Lyle Taylor.

The Addicks who often deploy a midfield diamond reverted to a more familiar 4-3-3 mid-game at Plymouth, to huge benefits and it’s a testament to the personnel Lee Bowyer has at his disposal said the striker.

Second best for the majority of the opening half at Home Park, the change in formation proved fruitful as the Addicks came away with a 2-0 win thanks to Taylor’s strike and a Neil Canavan own goal.

“When we went 4-3-3 we were so much better,” he said.

“We were able to get down the sides and get into good crossing positions.

“Crosses don’t need to be the best crosses because if you force teams to defend they will eventually slip up and that’s what happened.

“We can play a diamond, a 4-3-3, a flat 4-4-2, which is good as it’s another avenue we can turn to.”

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Midfield Dilemma

Bowyer has a wealth of talent to choose from in his midfield, a decision Taylor doesn’t envy.

“Jonny (Williams) was brilliant, he carried us up the pitch so many times, he’s a real outlet.

“Joe (Aribo) can do everything.

“He’s got so much talent, ability, it’s ridiculous.

“I like him as a number 10, which is tough because Jonny is an eight or a ten, Ben (Reeves) is an eight or a ten, Tariqe (Fosu) can play in the hole as well.

“It’s so difficult because we’ve got so many good players.”

Igor's Goal

Charlton’s second went down as a Canavan own goal which came from a Jonny Williams cross, Taylor however was keen to give it to fellow strike partner Igor Vetokele who he believes had the final touch.

“From wHat I saw it hit Igor and if I was Igor I’d be running away doing a windmill making sure everyone knew it hit me, regardless if it did or didn’t.

“Whether it touched him last doesn’t make a difference because I’m giving it to my mate and it’s a goal each to the pair of us!”