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Nigel Adkins makes admission on his Charlton future as pressure builds

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Charlton Athletic manager Nigel Adkins insists he wants to stay at the club, despite their dismal start to the League One season that has left him firmly under pressure.

Adkins saw his side give up a 1-0 lead to suffer a heavy 4-1 defeat at home to Bolton Wanderers on Tuesday night, a result that leaves the Addicks winless in their last five games.

Indeed, with just one win from their ten league games this season, Charlton currently sit second from bottom of the third-tier standings, four points from safety.

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That led to audible calls for Adkins departure from the club’s fans after that defeat to Bolton at The Valley.

But despite that, it seems Adkins is still keen to fight to keep his role at the club beyond this poor run of form.

Speaking about his position amid that scrutiny he is under, the Charlton boss was quoted by West London Sport as saying: “I want to be here, I want to turn it around, I want us to do well. I know I’ve got to keep working hard to keep doing the right things.

“We’ve just touched on maybe a good hour but I’ve got to make sure that we keep working hard.

“The players are going to be here, the owner has set a vision out for the long term. The football club is going to achieve that at some point. 

“When will that be? Time will always tell. But at least there’s a vision and a direction to go to.”

Next up for Charlton is a trip to Highbury to face Fleetwood Town on Saturday afternoon.

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The Verdict

Despite what Adkins says, it does feel rather hard to see him being at Charlton for much longer is some drastic change does not happen quickly.

The Addicks will have gone into this season with much higher expectations than what they are currently producing under his management.

As a result, if Adkins is not able to turn things around sooner rather than later, the club may be forced into a change, before it gets too late for them to reach their aims.

It also seems as though the fans’ desire for his departure is growing, and that could put the pressure on Thomas Sandgaard to act as well with regards to Adkins’ future.


UCLan Sports Journalism graduate, been writing for Football League World since March 2019. I've previously worked for the likes of Blackburn Rovers and Opta, among others.

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