This article is part of Football League World’s ‘Player view’ series, this content strand is where we put ourselves in the shoes of a given player, and offer an opinion-based outlook on the perspective on the situation at hand…
Despite suffering a serious ankle ligament injury that will keep him out of action until after Christmas, it seems that Josh Cullen’s stay at Charlton could well be extended, with London News Online reporting that the club are keen to sign the 23-year-old on a permanent deal.
The midfielder has been in fine form this term for the Addicks, putting in a series of strong performances in the centre of the park alongside the likes of Darren Pratley and Conor Gallagher.
Despite the obvious appeal in signing the Irishman on a permanent basis, there is certainly one player who will be left looking over his shoulder after hearing today’s news.
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Albie Morgan will surely be left feeling disillusioned by what is going on at the Valley, with the youngster already low down in the pecking order after returning from his loan spell at Ebbsfleet United early, this latest development will surely have the youngster questioning his own long term future at the club.
Given the fact that Cullen is only four years his senior, Morgan will feel that he hasn’t been afforded as much of a chance as the on loan West Ham man, which is something that is sure to dictate whether he stays at the Valley for the long haul.
Morgan has only played 195 minutes for the addicks this term and was only recalled by Lee Bowyer because of the fact that Charlton are currently in the midst of an injury crisis, thus the increased need for numbers.
With Morgan’s current contract expiring at the end of the current campaign, the youngster will be keen to impress Bowyer in the coming months if he is to maintain his stay at the club for whom he has played for throughout his career to date.
Meanwhile, Charlton’s attentions will be drawn to this weekend, as they take on lowly Middlesbrough at the Riverside.