Andre Bikey spoke of his excitement about the forthcoming Championship campaign after signing for Charlton Athletic yesterday on a two-year contract.
Bikey joins from Greek side Panetolikos after impressing Addicks head coach Bob Peeters during a trial period at The Valley, and is the sixth permanent or loan signing made by the London side this summer.
Charlton becomes the fourth English club that the former Cameroon international has featured for, having previously played for Reading and Burnley as well as experiencing a loan spell with Bristol City, and the 29-year-old hopes his new team will be ready for what promises to be another hard-fought season.
“I’m really excited to begin the season,” Bikey told Charlton’s official website today.
“We’ll see what will happen. The Championship is really, really hard; it’s a very difficult league so I hope that we can be 100% ready for the beginning of the season.”
He added: “I’ve been away but I had the opportunity to come back here and I’m happy to be back. It feels nice.
“I hope that the new challenge and the new chapter of the club will be alright. That’s the most important thing now.”
Charlton begin the 2014-15 term at newly-promoted Brentford on 9 August, before taking on Colchester United in the League Cup first round three days later.