Lee Bowyer reckons Lyle Taylor will score 20 goals for Charlton this season.

The Addicks’ leading scorer last term with 25 across all competitions, Taylor’s exploits in front of goal helped steer the club to its return to the Championship via the playoffs.

And on his first appearance in the second-tier he netted the winning goal 13 minutes from time and hand Charlton a 2-1 win against Blackburn Rovers.

Bowyer has bolstered his attack with the additions of Chuks Aneke and Macauley Bonne, following the departures of Igor Vetokele and Josh Parker respectively, but clearly has high hopes for Taylor.

”I said to Steve Gallen [Charlton's head of recruitment] I think he'll get 20 again. I think he'll get 20,” he said after the game at Ewood Park.

“He scores goals, that's what Lyle does, and not only that his work rate was outstanding as well. Like I said, from back to front, I thought we were really good all day.”

There were also debuts for Tom Lockyer, his first competitive start in a Charlton shirt since joining from Bristol Rovers, and Chelsea loanee Connor Gallagher.

Gallagher, 19, came off the bench in the second-half and his cameo showed promise. A shot inside the box ruffled the side-netting after he latched onto Anfernee Dijksteel’s throw-in.

Charlton’s eighth signing this summer, he has already impressed the Addicks boss.

“The kid can play,” Bowyer added. “Obviously we have to work with him, he only came in yesterday, so I thought he'd done really well when he'd come on.

“[He's] such a young lad, and to be thrown in like that, I thought he'd done really well. I don't think he gave the ball away.

“[The shot had a] little deflection and took it wide so yeah, I thought he looked good.”