Corey Blackett-Taylor has signed a contract extension with Charlton Athletic until the summer of 2023, the club has announced.
The 24-year-old joined on a deal until January having been unattached this summer after leaving Tranmere Rovers. Blackett-Taylor has shown his quality in glimpses since signing for the Addicks, predominantly used as an impact substitute, but is a valued member of Johnnie Jackson’s squad.
The Addicks have picked up ten points from their last four league games conceding only once, seeing them climb away from the relegation and cause calls for Jackson to be given the manager role on a permanent basis. New deals for Deji Elerewe and now Blackett-Taylor have lifted the mood around the club as they look to climb the League One table.
Charlton are expected to welcome a crowd of over 25,500 to The Valley on Saturday as they welcome the visit of league leaders Plymouth Argyle with owner Thomas Sandgaard granting season ticket holders three free tickets to bring friends and family to watch the game.
The gap between Charlton and the top six is still a hefty nine points but it is a chasm that with Blackett-Taylor fully firing the supporters will believe the Addicks can overcome.
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Here, we have taken a look at some of the best of the reaction from Charlton fans on Twitter at the news of Blackett-Taylor’s contract extension…
Great news. About the only player that looked threatening going forwards under Adkins this season. Don’t think you’d want to start him in this new formation, but coming off the bench when we’re chasing a game he’d be ideal. #cafc https://t.co/yLsbUgo5VV
— Nozza_ (@Nozza_) November 18, 2021
Buzzing with this! Such a good player to have. Capable of playing first, but if he’d not he is great to have off the bench and for rotation.
— Sam Clarke (@Sam_AEC) November 18, 2021
Well deserved as well 👏🏻 had some people putting the signing down when he first came and he’s proven himself to be a very useful and a decent player for us. Well happy for him #cafc https://t.co/O2PfRCosmL
— Tyler Rowlinson (@tylerowlinson02) November 18, 2021
Well done to the bloke, don’t think anyone necessarily expected much from him when he first came in but he’s definitely earned the new deal https://t.co/eg9s2iXfC8
— matt (@mattbrown50) November 18, 2021
Jackson next https://t.co/6X1bRpsMpY
— Fish 🎣 (@silkse7uk) November 18, 2021
Reward for good performance!!
I’m sure there’s someone else in this picture that deserves that too!! 🤔🤔🤔#cafc
— Tegsy (@tegsyjack) November 18, 2021