Charlton Athletic fan favourite Tom Lockyer has given his thoughts after he racked up his 300th career appearance on Sunday in the 1-0 defeat to Preston.
Lockyer only signed for the Addicks in the summer but has already become a regular at centre-back under Lee Bowyer, so it is no real surprise that he has already made such a significant amount of appearances.
Taking to Instagram, and writing alongside a photograph of himself in action, Lockyer said: “Disappointing result yesterday but nice to reach 300 career games 🧓🏼”
The 24-year-old was brought in on a free transfer in the summer as a replacement for the departing Patrick Bauer and has become a regular under Lee Bowyer, making 14 league appearances this season.
It is a season that has also seen him become a regular in the Wales national team, playing the full 90 minutes in each of their last two Euro 2020 qualifiers.
He will be looking to help the Addicks bounce back to winning ways on Saturday, however, when they travel to Millwall after failing to take three points from any of their last three games.
To have made 300 appearances by the age of 24 points to a player who is destined to play at the very top.
Lockyer has adapted to Championship life absolutely flawlessly and has appeared completely unfazed by the step-up, becoming one of the second-tier’s brightest prospects in the process.
There is likely to be plenty of interest in him over the next two transfer windows so Charlton best be prepared to bat away any offers or, at least, get as much money as they can for him.