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Opinion: Charlton Athletic should re-ignite interest in 28-year-old this month



Charlton Athletic have struggled in front of goal in the last month or so as their distant play-off push has decelerated in League One.

Jayden Stockley and Conor Washington have formed a dangerous partnership at the top of the pitch since Nigel Adkins’ dismissal in late October, but the Addicks have struggled to cope when just one of the duo have been out of the side.

Johnnie Jackson confirmed in early December that the club had been interested in a deal for Joe Pigott in the summer, and they should pursue the 28-year-old once again this month.

The Charlton academy graduate knows the area and may feel he has unfinished business at the club.

Pigott has a greater goalscoring record than that of Jayden Stockley and certainly boasts a more well-rounded game.

Ipswich Town have a lot of strength in depth at the top of the pitch which has seen Pigott fall down the pecking order this term.

The appointment of Kieran McKenna was an opportunity for a fresh start for Pigott, but instead James Norwood has been brought in from the cold to overtake him.

With his first team prospects in Suffolk looking bleak, through no fault of his own, Pigott may be regretting the choice he made to join Ipswich in the summer.

Pigott has a pre-existing relationship with Jason Euell, current Charlton assistant manager, who coached him in the Charlton youth setup and returning to his roots could be the catalyst to bring out the form he demonstrated in his time with AFC Wimbledon.

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Josh Davison and Mason Burstow do not have the pedigree to properly contest Washington and Stockley for a starting berth, there is a security that the duo walk into the side whenever they are fit to do, which is not a healthy state of affairs in looking to build a promotion push in the near future.

This could be a deal more negotiable in the summer when the Addicks reflect on what has gone wrong in 2021/22, but if there is still a belief that they can close the gap between themselves and the top six then the time to act is now.

Passionate Football League obsessive and long-suffering Charlton Athletic supporter.

ScoopDragon Football News Network

Article title: Opinion: Charlton Athletic should re-ignite interest in 28-year-old this month

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