IS AUSTIN’S MIND ELSE­WHERE?

The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP -

TONY Watt came off the bench at half-time to bring this sea­son-open­ing Lon­don derby at the Val­ley to life.

The young Scot­tish striker opened the scor­ing within min­utes of com­ing on and proved the dif­fer­ence in the end.

Charl­ton weath­ered an early QPR storm to re­group af­ter the break and, while nei­ther side were burst­ing with cre­ative vim, it was the home side who cru­cially took their chances when they came.

By con­trast, R’s striker Char­lie Austin seemed to run out steam late on, and his mind may well be else­where. Or maybe it was just an off­day for the in-de­mand star.

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