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Alfie to stay after he goes

I have been a bit of an apostle for young players being loaned back to us after we’d flogged them in the past…. have we ever done that by the way?

It seems that Thomas and Steve Gallen have been negotiating hard with clubs over Alfie Doughty to a) get the best instant price b) the most attractive sell-on fee and c) allow him to see out the season with us after he regains fitness.

QPR, Bournemouth, Luton and Stoke – who remain favourites – have all agreed intial terms and now it is down to Alfie to decide where he wants to go.

Doughty is out until at least end of February, but if true that he wants to try to finish what he started and attempt to get us up, then kudos to him.

I’m still annoyed that these young lads want to move on as soon as someone else makes eyes at them, but hey if this situation develops at least Doughty remembers where he came from, even if his harlot of an agent makes off with a nice cheque.

Other Addicks news today is that both Andrew Shinnie and Akin Famewo could play next week against Peterborough. Ryan Inniss is a few weeks away. All good news.

Let’s hope it continues tomorrow.

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