Jake Forster-Caskey has signed a new deal at Charlton Athletic keeping him at The Valley until 2020.

The midfielder, 25, joined the Addicks from Brighton in January 2017 and has gone on to make 71 appearances, scoring on seven occasions.

Forster-Caskey missed the majority of the 2018/19 season with an ACL injury picked up on the eve on the promotion winning campaign, making his return to action in April.

The one-year deal is seen as a sign of how highly manager Lee Bowyer regards the former Oxford, MK Dons and Rotherham is regarded and it’s thought he will have an influential part to play in The Addicks return to the second tier with the impending departure of fellow midfielder Joe Aribo.

"He was so unlucky last season," Bowyer told CAFC.

"Last pre-season, he was playing really well and looked really fit, but I think he’s going to be even hungrier this year and we’ll see a completely different player to the one we had before.

"He’s such a good player anyway, but he’s worked hard to get himself to that next level and I can’t wait to see him get going again.

“For me, he’s like a new signing.”

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Forster-Caskey saw the positives from the season ending injury, revealing it made him realise his ambition in the game.

"I loved football, but you don’t realise how much you love something until it’s taken from you.

“Hungry doesn’t describe how I feel going into the new season, I cannot wait, I’m so excited and I just want to give something back to the fans.

"If I’m honest with myself, I maybe wasn’t maximising what I had, but now I feel like I know my body and I am maximising what I have and I’m giving myself the best shot at what I want to achieve."


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