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Conor Washington released

The club today issued their released and retained list.

Chris Gunter, Conor Washington, Adam Matthews, Ben Watson, Pape Souare and Stephen Henderson all leave following the expiry of their contracts.

Whereas all of the loan players return to their parent clubs, that is Akin Famewo, who we did have an option to buy, Elliot Lee, Jonathan Leko, Mason Burstow, Nile John and Juan Castillo.

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Charlton Athletic 1 Lincoln City 2

As crap as this season has been, today’s performance wasn’t one of the crappier days. We could have won, but didn’t really deserve to.

We lost to a couple of good finishes, but both eminently preventable. There was plenty of good service into the box led by the lively but not utilized enough CBT yet both Stockley and Washington had days to forget.

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JFC signs new deal

Jake Forster-Caskey will become the first reigning Player of the Year to play the following season since Ricky Holmes in 2016/17…. although he was flogged in the January.

JFC signed a one-year deal today, which includes the option of a second year and is currently rehabilitating following a second ACL injury in his time at Charlton.

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Forster-Caskey suffers another ACL injury

Gutted for Jake Forster-Caskey who suffered another ACL injury on Tuesday night the club have announced.

Steve Brown mentioned in the Lincoln commentary that it didn’t look good and that is now sadly confirmed. JFC who is out of contract in the summer had full ACL reconstruction surgery in September 2018, which meant he missed all of our promotion season. He worked hard to get fit and was awarded and new contract in the summer of 2019, but was used sparingly making just 11 league appearances last season.

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Player of the year

This is not an easy topic is it. Hard to follow Lyle Taylor or Dillon Phillips, but someone will be crowned our Player of the Year tomorrow.

You need to go here, if you haven’t done so already, to cast your vote for the most deserving case of this hugely frustrating campaign. Even Omar Bogle is available for selection. How thoughtful!

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Wigan Athletic 0 Charlton Athletic 1

Baby steps.

If Saturday was a head on car crash then tonight was of one of parallel parking where you get the car in the space without accident even though it is not very straight!

Tonight was not about the aesthetics, it was about the win and secondly it was about the desire to get that win.

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Bristol Rovers 0 Charlton Athletic 1

Much better. It wasn’t just the result, although did we need it, it was more than that. It was more like the Lee Bowyer’s Charlton we know.

We played an uncomplicated 4-4-2 which allowed us to move up and down the pitch quickly using attractive link play and both wings. A solid back four earned us a long overdue clean sheet and gave us a concrete base to build on. Then up front we created copious chances, and eventually won the game with a fluky goal.

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No, thank you Josh Cullen

Josh Cullen said his goodbyes to Charlton yesterday, but it is us that should be thanking him. I would firmly put the West Ham midfielder at the top of the list of loan players I have seen come and go in my thirty-plus years as a fan.

Cullen has an undying desire to make it at West Ham and I really hope he does, but wherever he ends up those fan’s will be picking up a gem of a player and a thoughtful and determined young man.

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Brentford 2 Charlton Athletic 1

Tonight was a free hit. Brentford have been rolling over teams and for my pound, deserve promotion. Yet to be ahead for more than an hour and lose to a penalty and what looked an own goal to me is pretty sickening. The facts of the matter are though Brentford are a very impressive side and we were becoming more and more under the cosh before they won their penalty.

Bow made several changes, perhaps with an eye to Saturday, but it was good to see Jonny Williams back, and I thought he, Sam Field, Jake Forster-Caskey and Alfie Doughty all played admirably.

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Bristol City 2 Charlton Athletic 1

Not sure what to think about that. Watching was quite intense, but looking back the game was split into intervals. One thing is for sure we did not deserve to lose.

I thought the first half hour we imposed ourselves on the game excellently with Sam Field as the midfield pivot the real catalyst for our high pressing driving game. We held the ball well and had some good forward moments in the 1st half without really threatening, but nor did they.

Losing first Field and then JFC, now in an even more alien position of left-back, was a killer. You could tell it shook us. The changes weren’t necessarily drastic although I don’t like Solly at left back and Pratley was clearly being saved for Saturday, but it hit our flow and I’m sure Bowyer was pleased to get them back to the changing room.

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JFC signs new contract

And some good news on a Sunday. Jake Forster-Caskey has signed his offered contract and will wear the red shirt in The Championship next season.

The injury and the timing of it last summer was heartbreaking for Jake and all Addicks as great things were expected on the back of an excellent season the year before, which only got better under the tutelage of Lee Bowyer.

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Charlton Athletic 4 Scunthorpe United 0

The Addicks eased to victory today without ever really needing top gear.

Scunthorpe looked a team struggling, it wasn’t a walkover but they lacked the desperation of a fighter on the ropes. The Iron had their chances but couldn’t make any count whilst Charlton played with a real freedom and in patches played some good attacking stuff to record their best win of the season to date.

Purrington, Sarr and Vetokele were back and Albie Morgan got a chance as Bielik again missed out to injury. Jake Forster-Caskey made a very welcome return on the bench.

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Bielik returns injured

Charlton had six players away on international duty – Lyle Taylor, Igor Vetokele, Krystian Bielik, Josh Cullen, Josh Parker and Chris Maxwell. The last three didn’t get to play although Cullen may get another chance on Tuesday when the Irish host Georgia.

Taylor’s long trip to the Cayman Islands ended most likely in disappointment, but Igor’s Angola qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations after they beat Botswana 1-0 on Friday. Bielik played for Poland’s U21 against England in a friendly at Ashton Gate and fell awkwardly in the 2nd half, but did finish the game.

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Lewis Page signs contract extension

Let’s not deny it, but Lewis Page has more reason than most of the other young starlets that Lee Bowyer is attempting to secure to a contract extension beyond the end of this season, to sign one.

The injury plagued 22-year old has only played 55 league games, the majority of those coming this year, and just as he was starting to establish himself under Bowyer’s tutelage, once again the unfortunate left back is on the sidelines. Page know he needs a run of games and to be settled and hence it’s no surprise to me that he is the first player out of those offered to commit.

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Forster Caskey out for season??

Nothing official but two very good sources, one on Charlton Life and the always reliable Doctor Kish.

JFC tore his ACL in training yesterday, and whilst getting another player injured in training raises serious concerns, having done the same myself playing football, I know how innocuous it can be.

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