Charlton have one of the best records in the Championship this season when it comes to using young players.
Just over a quarter (26%) of the club’s league game time has been handed out to players aged 21 and under.
Jordan Cousins and Morgan Fox have lead the way for the Addicks’ 21 and under brigade, with each of them playing in 450 minutes of league football this season.
Tony Watt has played 199 league minutes in 2015-16, Karlan Ahearne-Grant 164, Regan Charles-Cook 21 and Callum Harriott 16.
It’s not just the under 21s who do well for game time at Charlton either.
As many as 51% of minutes played this season were by those aged between 22 and 25.
Only Leeds have a better record than Charlton for playing their young players in either of England’s top two divisions this season.
Almost a third (31%) of Leeds’ game time this season has gone to players aged 21 and under.
Everton have the next best record at 25% followed by Bolton (24%), Hull (21%) and Manchester United (also 21%).
The Championship has a better record than the Premier League when it comes to playing youngsters this season.
As many as 12% of the minutes played in the Championship in 2015-16 have so far gone to those aged 21 and under compared to 8% in the Premier League.
Charlton’s record by age group
21 and under: 26%
Top 20 for playing 21 and unders from Premier League and Championship
Club: % 21 an under
• Charlton: 26
Man Utd: 21
Wolverhampton Wanderers: 19
Milton Keynes Dons: 16
Newcastle United: 14
Nottingham Forest: 14
Bristol City: 13
Aston Villa: 12