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Powell backing Addicks to prosper after Solly agrees new deal
CHRIS Powell believes Charlton can look forward with a renewed sense of optimism after Chris Solly committed his long-term future to the club this morning.
The highly-rated full-back has just penned a contract extension which will see him remain in SE7 until 2017.
Solly has previously been linked with Bolton and West Ham, but today’s news will go a long way to easing fears among supporters the club might consider cashing in on their prize asset.
Manager Powell told the Charlton website: “Chris is obviously a fan favourite and deservedly so after the two seasons he’s had and also being player of the year twice as well, which is no mean feat.
“He’s very important to me and my plans moving forward with this club and I truly believe with Chris signing and other young players signing our future is bright.
“I’m really pleased we’ve managed to get Chris done.
“It’s fully deserved after his exploits over the last couple of seasons since I’ve been here.”
The manager added: “It’s important to get your players, especially young players that have made an impression, tied down to the club and he’s an academy product that has blossomed in the side and has gone from strength to strength.
“It’s always important and it’s a good sign that we’ve been able to do it and I’m really pleased for Chris because now he can fully concentrate on his football.”
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