Coventry City and Charlton Athletic brothers make debut on same night

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Regan and Reice Charles-Cook, both formerly of Arsenal, had a night to remember in the Capital One Cup.

A football rarity took place last night - as two brothers made their debuts for different clubs on the same night.

Reice Charles-Cook made his bow in goal for new side Coventry City against Rochdale, while younger sibling Regan Charles-Cook made his professional debut for Charlton Athletic against Dagenham.

The 18-year-old featured at right-back in a 4-1 win for the Addicks, while his 21-year-old brother Reice (above) kept goal in a penalty shootout loss for the Sky Blues.

Both players began their careers at Premier League side Arsenal in the club's academy, leaving in 2013.

Regan Charles-Cook took to social media after the game to express his pleasure at being selected, and was congratulated by his brother.

 

 

Reice Charles-Cook had featured for Arsenal's NextGen Series under-19 side previously, and went onto sign with Bury.

He is now hoping to fight for Lee Burge's first team spot at Coventry City and last night was an important first step towards that.

If he can help the Sky Blues push for promotion to the Championship then a notable reunion could take place next season which would see the Charles-Cook brothers go head to head, but for now both players must focus on simply ensuring they build on their debuts and can go on to establish themselves.

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