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Nigel Adkins makes admission over Charlton Athletic player’s future

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Charlton Athletic boss Nigel Adkins has admitted to the South London Press that the club have held conversations with Corey Blackett-Taylor about potentially handing the player a longer contract. 

The 23-year-old winger only signed a short term contract with the Addicks upon his arrival on a free transfer back in August, with the current agreement between the two parties being set for expiry in January of next year.

Blackett-Taylor was one of Charlton’s standout performer’s in last night’s away draw at Gillingham, with many people surely now wondering whether the player will be kept on at the Valley for a longer period of time.

The question was put to Adkins following the draw at Priestfield, with the experienced manager stating the following on the future of the winger:

“We’ve had conversations. He’s loving his time with us. He gets well looked after, he is enjoying his football and we’ve got a real good group of players.

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“From my point of view I’m just delighted I’ve managed to start him today.”

Blackett-Taylor has featured for the Addicks on four occasions to date and has scored once as he continues to impress for the capital based club.

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The attacker will undoubtedly be looking to be involved again in some capacity for the Addicks this weekend as they take on Portsmouth in Sky Bet League One.

The Verdict 

Blackett-Taylor has been a decent signing for Charlton so far and is certainly making Adkins consider whether to hand him a new and extended contract.

He offers a tricky and direct option on the flanks and brings creativity to the table for a Charlton side that can sometimes be a bit one dimensional.

It seems like a bit of a no brainer to keep him at the Valley in the long term and it seems likely that the club will action that.

The winger has been given the platform to excel and he is clearly taking it in his stride.


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