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Football League World’s Charlton Athletic fan pundit Kieran Keogh has given his reaction to the news of Lee Bowyer signing a new and improved contract to extend his stay at the Valley, after an agreement was met with the club’s new owner Matt Southall.
The agreement sees Bowyer tied to a contract until 2023, thus securing his long term future with the club that he has taken so far since taking over from Karl Robinson, with the former Leeds United man having of course led the Addicks out of League One last term via the play-offs.
Bowyer will now be aiming to steer his side away from the threat of relegation after the Valley based club slipped down the table in recent months after initially starting so brightly.
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We caught up with Keogh earlier this week to get his thoughts on this significant development for the club and here is what our fan pundit had to say on the matter:
“This was the one we have all been waiting for.
“I think signing Bowyer on a long term deal was the priority and now I hope that with Lee committing his future to the club, we can all go on to achieve great things.
“I would not like to know where we would be without Bowyer.
“Once the players are back and fully fit, there’s no stopping what we can do.
“Yes, we need some reinforcements, but they will come soon.
“I have no doubt in saying that we will stay up this season, despite our bad run.”
A high level of confidence displayed by Keogh indeed and with good reason, with the Addicks having really thrived as a club over the past few seasons under Bowyer’s stewardship.
Meanwhile, the 43-year-old will be seeking for his charges to pick up a positive result this weekend as they take on fellow Championship strugglers Barnsley at the Valley.