Charlton are going great guns in League One, despite seeing their winning run ended by Gillingham on Saturday.
Lee Bowyer’s men arrived at Priestfield on the back of six consecutive league wins, but required a late equaliser from Chuks Aneke to extend their unbeaten sequence to eight matches, since a defeat to Lincoln at the end of September.
One man that has hardly been involved in those set of results is young midfielder Alfie Doughty.
The 20-year-old hasn’t featured for the Addicks since the win over Northampton last month due to a hamstring problem and with his Charlton contract expiring next summer, was the subject of interest from Scottish Premiership champions Celtic in the summer.
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However, Doughty remained in the capital, and South London Press are reporting that there’s finally been a breakthrough with his contract talks, and he’s now been offered fresh terms by the club.
Scottish giants Celtic have been pursuing the player for the last few months and have had several bids rejected, so this news will certainly affect their chances of landing the winger in January.
This is just the kind of boost that both Bowyer and Addicks fans needed.
Whilst they’re going excellent in League One, and currently sit just two points off the top-two, if Bowyer has any aspirations of continuing this recent journey he’s been on with Charlton and taking them back to the second-tier, there’s no doubt he’ll want the youngster to remain part of his plans.