Madger Gomes celebrates his goal against Charlton Athletic
Here is how we rated Rovers' individual performances at The Valley. Let us know your thoughts on Twitter @FreePressRovers.
Another largely solid performance from the keeper who looks increasingly settled into life in this Rovers side. His distribution was strong and he was commanding in the air. He will perhaps feel that he could have done better with Charlton’s goal but was otherwise strong.
It was a game where the full backs spent so much of their time in the opposition half and Halliday performed well on the front foot. He brought his team mates into play regularly with neat play and helped Rovers spend so much time in Charlton territory after going ahead.
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Charlton looked to slide passes through but Wright coped well, particularly in keeping track of Macauley Bonne. Another commanding performance at the back.
Anderson was a big reason why Rovers enjoyed a lot of possession in the middle section of the game as he rebuffed Charlton’s attempts to launch forward. And he produced two vital blocks as the game wore on to hold off any thoughts of a comeback from the hosts.
He was involved in so much of Rovers’ attacking play before being withdrawn late on due to injury. James spent a lot of time in the Charlton half and linked up superbly with Jason Lokilo.
While Rovers lacked command in midfield a week earlier, they had it in abundance at The Valley and Whiteman was a large part of that. Always an option when Rovers were in possession, he dictated play superbly from the middle of the park and added vital cover as the full backs pushed forward.
A little shaky in the early stages and did not provide enough presence. But he again popped up when it matters to net his third goal in four matches and change the complexion of the game. After that, he was a livewire himself, helping keep Rovers on the front foot and grew in comfort in blocking play.
His impressive start to the season continued with another energetic and always threatening performance. He did his fair bit of tracking back also and covered well. But his attacking runs were very good and kept Charlton on the back foot.
A brilliant performance from the Brighton loanee, who did both sides of the game so well. He snuffed out Charlton attacks before they could even develop and was a threat deep in opposition territory. He looks more than capable of becoming a vital player in this Rovers side.
Unfortunate to pick up a very early injury before he could make an impression on the game.
He struggled to make his mark over the first 20 minutes as Rovers did not get going but he grew into the game before grabbing his first goal for the club - and a very good goal it was too. He showed confidence on the ball with some neat touches and used his strength to bring others into the game.
Asked to go on the pitch very early after Tulloch’s injury, he showed little sign of being caught off guard. A lively attacking presence, who combined really well with Reece James throughout their time on the pitch together. His use of the ball was very good.
Replaced the injured Reece James late on as the game was petering out and the threat from Charlton was abating.
A late substitute appearance off the bench. He made a nuisance of himself with some smart running.