'Golden opportunity' - Manager confirms place in first-team for Rangers 22-year-old
By James Black
Charlton manager Karl Robinson has confirmed that on-loan Rangers striker Joe Dodoo will get an opportunity in his first-team in the weekend clash with Truro City.
Dodoo, 22, has struggled to make an impact at The Valley after only scoring twice since his August move but will get his chance to impress with Josh Magennis missing out due to international duty.
The Ghanaian striker scored in the midweek win over Fulham Under-21’s in the Checkatrade Trophy and will be hoping to carry that into the FA Cup clash with non-league side Truro.
Robinson admitted it was a great opportunity for the young forward but concedes that he needs to score more regularly.
“It’s a golden opportunity for him now, 100 per cent,” Robinson said, as quoted by News Shopper.
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“It’s come at a good time for him.
“He’s got to keep scoring goals.
“There are certain facets to his game that he has to improve but he’s young.
“His goal against Fulham would’ve done him the world of good and I’m sure he’ll want to get another one on Sunday.”
Dodoo was one of 12 players to leave Ibrox over the summer as part of Pedro Caixinha’s summer rebuild.
The 22-year-old joined Michael O’Halloran, Harry Forrester and Andy Halliday in leaving the club on a temporary basis and will be hoping the change of manager means a renewed possibility of an Ibrox future.
Dodoo joined the Gers from Leicester City and scored five times in twenty-five appearances before being shipped out this summer on a loan deal until January.
In other Rangers news, an Ibrox legend was delighted to see Kenny Miller back in the starting XI.