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JFC moves to Stevenage

The first piece of January transfer business sees an exit for Jake Forster-Caskey on a permanent deal to Stevenage.

After this season mostly being an outcast, the 28-year leaves the club having played 128 games for the Addicks, scoring 13 goals.

Two terrible injuries played havoc with consistency, but JFC had a great season in 2020/21 deservedly picking up the POTY award. He suffered his second ACL injury in three years in the penultimate game that season at home to Lincoln.

Stevenage are in a strong promotion position and it represents a good move for JFC, and I wish him all the best.

JFC’s departure now leaves Albie Morgan as our most ‘capped’ player.

8 Comments Post a comment
  1. Terry #

    How ironic that JFC was sidelined by CAFC this seasoned to likely play against us next season with Stevenage. All the best for health and success at Stevenage JFC.

    January 3, 2023
  2. houndal #

    Saves us £12.5k a month on wages. JFC was on a pretty low basic wage,
    there are 14 players still left all earning more than him.

    January 3, 2023
  3. Wayne Burtt #

    Feel quite sad that JFC has left. I thought that he would make a great pairing in MF with Dobbo. Still, things are as they always are. Let’s hope we can weather the Methven storm brewing…

    January 3, 2023
  4. houndal #

    Martin, https://salarysport.com/football/sky-bet-league-one/charlton-athletic/
    Only basic salary shown. Example JFC on relatively low wage by comparison, but was allegedly on £15k bonus per starting league appearance, hence MS instruction he should not start league games (but not applicable to cups)
    Presumably all players on some sort of bonus scheme.
    No wonder Chuks shops at Furnitureland.
    The Leaburn salary has presumably been adjusted now he is 1st team starter, or I hope it has…..
    Derby and Ipswich have much bigger wage bills than us.

    January 4, 2023
    • Richard #

      You could probably move on £1m – £1.5m worth of players without significantly affecting our league position.
      But I can’t see where the remaining savings could come from to break even.

      January 4, 2023
  5. Christopher #

    It baffles me how we can let such talent sit on the side lines and then walk away when we are in the bottom half of League1, common sense seems to be lacking at CAFC at the moment.

    January 4, 2023
  6. rierti #

    Good luck to JFC and look forward to him winning promotion with Stevenage. If Houndal is correct re. £15k bonus for each league appearance then whoever allowed that provision in his contract must be an idiot who hopefully is no longer employed by CAFC. I thought contracts were the responsibility of Mr Gallen.
    I note with considerable dismay that we have been linked with Shane Ferguson who in my opinion is very moderate and at 31 is past his best. Never impressed me while at Millwall and will not improve the squad.

    January 4, 2023

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