Johnnie Jackson has revealed that Scott Fraser was set to get on the pitch sooner today – but then Akin Famewo scored Charlton’s third goal against AFC Wimbledon.
The Scottish midfielder signed for the Addicks at the end the winter transfer window, with an undisclosed fee agreed with Ipswich Town.
Famewo headed in Charlton’s winner in the 60th minute. Fraser replaced Albie Morgan in the 73rd minute.
“I was keen to get Scott on the pitch,” said Addicks manager Jackson. “He’s got such quality you’re tempted to go from the start. But I felt the team from Portsmouth deserved to go again.
“It’s nice having those sort of options from the bench and impact the game. I was trying to get him on a little earlier, then we scored and re-assessed.
“There were a couple saying they had a few niggles so you have to think about it carefully – do you hold one back for a little bit later? Nice to get him on the pitch. A difficult match to come into. He’ll be a top player for us, I’m sure. It’s early doors…first 20 minutes. We’ll build him up in training.
“We’ve got a tough schedule of games, so he’ll be featuring for sure.”
Corey Blackett-Taylor lasted just 12 minutes before he was subbed off for Diallang Jaiyesimi.
Jackson explained: “He said when he was opening up and sprinting he was feeling his hamstring a bit. He felt like it would go. I don’t think it actually did but he was feeling it enough that he couldn’t continue.
“It was disappointing for Corey, he was excellent down at Fratton Park and we were hoping he could cause the opposition a lot of problems today.
“He’s felt that tweak and made the right decision. DJ came on and was ready to impact the game straight away – he was great.”
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