Jose Riga insists that a fully committed Tony Watt has a future at Charlton.

The 22-year-old striker returned to the Addicks earlier in the week following his loan spell at Cardiff.

Watt, who signed for Charlton last January, impressed Cardiff chiefs and was strongly linked with a permanent move before the Bluebirds were hit with a transfer embargo.

When asked whether the Scot will leave this month, new manager Riga said: “It is difficult to say but for me I repeat what I have said before, we know Tony.

“He of course has the abilities to be decisive.

“His football skills I have no doubt about, after that I cannot always master what are his intentions.

“If he’s fully committed with us then of course. He needs to be fully involved in what we need to do.”

Watt enjoyed a productive start to the season at the Valley but a dip in form ensured Charlton agreed on a loan deal.

The purpose was for the forward to gain some much-need match-time, but his future at the club remains unclear.

More to come from Riga's first press conference as Charlton boss.

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