Doughty has already become one of those players that defenders would prefer to foul and accept a booking, rather than risk them getting anywhere near goal.
All of this interest is heightened because Doughty’s contract is up in the summer. New Charlton owner Thomas Sandgaard has said that they will do what they can to keep him and tie Doughty down to a new deal, but The Athletic understands that no decision has been made on his future yet.
The main wrinkle at the moment is that injury. Doughty tore his hamstring and is unlikely to return until at least the back end of January. But although his manager Lee Bowyer raised eyebrows recently when he questioned whether Doughty would be the same player again (remarks that were presumably a fairly clumsy attempt to put any potential suitors off), the chances are he will recover in full. He might even come back better.[/quote]
I'm liking the kind of players we are being linked to I really hope recruitment has turned a corner. Do we know what Celtic offered in the summer? I think they took a season long loan didn't they when they failed to agree and he's been one of their best players since so we might get a run at this one.
We certainly seem to be looking at younger players with potential. The fact that MON has integrated and made regulars of so many younger players, can only go in our favour when trying to sell the club.
Post by somersetstokie on Jan 5, 2021 19:14:31 GMT
Seriously if a player's main asset is his speed, what has he got left if that aspect of his game is lost? With an injury as bad as that suggested there must be big question marks regarding his immediate future. Can he offer or contribute other skills?
Offer £1,000 to take him off Charlton's hands.
(That's what a mistress got offered for a Hunter that badly injured a fetlock while on a run)