Kirk on his way
Sounding more and more like Charlie Kirk’s short stay at The Valley will come to an end in this window.
There are talks of a permanent move back to the north-west with Blackpool, who obviously see things in him that we haven’t.
There is no doubt the boy has talent and has proven it at this level, but whether they are personal reasons, or he doesn’t fit into how Jackson wants the team to play, he has put in some pretty turgid performances in an Addicks’ shirt.
Kirk obviously fitted nicely into Thomas Sandgaard ‘s ‘black box’ and spent £500,000 on his signature in August, but it now looks as if his time in London will come to an end.
Question is whether that is a permanent end. Do we loan him out, allow the 24-year old to find his form, and bring him back in the summer or does Thomas attempt to recoup his outlay? I don’t expect for a minute Blackpool, or anyone else will pay half a million quid for him.
I honestly don’t know what is Kirk’s best position. He always wanted to drift inside like an inside forward, but he lacks pace and is certainly not a wing back.
One wonders if Albie Morgan will still go out considering he has suddenly been propelled back into the starting XI. Josh Davison, Chris Gunter and Deji Elerewe are other possibilities.
Word on the street is that a young Spurs player will be showing up at the training ground next, although Rich Cawley is talking of “an attacking addition.”