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A selection of the latest CAFC news and blog posts.
Shaun Harvey to leave EFL We hope this doesn't mean that the EFL's investigation into "the situation at Charlton Athletic" will be forgotten. It is now three months since Harvey met with representatives of CAST and we will be writing to stress our concern that the matter does not seem to be reaching a conclusion.
Charlton talisman Lyle Taylor just one booking away from a suspension as he faces old club AFC Wimbledon Lee Bowyer is confident Lyle Taylor can avoid a booking in the next four matches - starting with Saturday's trip to AFC Wimbledon - and avoid yet another suspension. The Addicks' top-scorer made his return from a three-game ban in last weekend's stalemate with Doncaster.
Bowyer on Jake Forster-Caskey and Lewis Page's injuries and his contract situation Well, today was my first ever press conference and it was great to be sitting there with Lee Bowyer as we discussed the future regarding his contract, Lewis Page and Jake Forster-Caskey's injuries. I spoke with Lee Bowyer and he had this to say when I asked him about Jake Forster-Caskey's injury "He's outside running and striking balls.
Is luckless Charlton Athletic defender Lewis Page's season over? Lewis Page's chances of playing again this season seem up in the air - with Charlton Athletic boss Lee Bowyer admitting he has no idea if the left-back can feature before the League One campaign is over. The 22-year-old's form had led to him signing a new contract with the South Londoners but he has not played since the start of October.
Charlton Athletic to make improved contract offer to Joe Aribo Charlton Athletic are set to make an improved contract offer to Joe Aribo. The talented midfielder is due to be a free agent at the end of June, although the League One outfit will still be due compensation. Addicks manager Lee Bowyer has spelled out all along that he wants to keep the Camberwell-born 22-year-old at The Valley.
Charlton Athletic boss Bowyer: I wouldn't drop Naby Sarr for AFC Wimbledon game - even if Jason Pearce is fit Lee Bowyer has revealed that Jason Pearce may not be fit for Charlton's match at AFC Wimbledon on Saturday - but wouldn't drop Naby Sarr even if the skipper was available. Pearce has been missing with an ankle injury. Sarr has been one of the Addicks' star performers in recent weeks.
Aston Villa Ladies vs Charlton Athletic Women: Key players to watch in Women's Championship tie Charlton Athletic Women are back in action for the first time since their shock SSE Women's FA Cup exit to Huddersfield and will be looking to keep their FA Women's Championship promotion push on track at mid-table Aston Villa.
Premier League Files: Hermann Hreidarsson Premier League Career: Crystal Palace, Wimbledon, Ipswich Town, Charlton Athletic, Portsmouth. Hermann Hreidarsson shares an unwanted Premier League record with forward Nathan Blake. He has been relegated from the top-flight a joint-record five times and with all the clubs he represented too in the Premier League.
George Lapslie: Charlton Athletic midfielder signs new contract Charlton Athletic midfielder George Lapslie signs a new deal, keeping him at the League One club until the summer of 2021.
Lapslie targets regular first-team spot after signing new Charlton deal Midfielder George Lapslie is looking to cement a first-team place after signing a new deal at Charlton. - Midfielder George Lapslie is looking to cement a first-team place after signing a new deal at Charlton.The Academy product, 21, has committed his future.
Midfielder signs a new deal Finally, we are starting to look to the future! I must say it has been hard looking at the number of players that are not tied down to contracts at Charlton it makes next season look impossible.
George Lapslie signs new Charlton Athletic deal - and Joe Aribo is an urgent priority to secure on fresh terms too George Lapslie has signed a new contract with Charlton Athletic - with boss Lee Bowyer hoping Joe Aribo will be next. Lapslie, 21, had been due to be out of contract in June. But his fresh terms run until at least 2021. He told the club's website: "I'm ecstatic, really.
Charlton Athletic boss Bowyer on not starting Chris Solly, Tariqe Fosu's absence from Blackpool game and his take on their four-game winless spell Lee Bowyer opted to give Chris Solly a break on Saturday - with the Charlton Athletic stalwart sitting out only his second League One match of the campaign. The 28-year-old right-back was an unused substitute in the 0-0 draw with Blackpool. Dutchman Anfernee Dijksteel came into the Addicks defence.
Sarr deserves all the praise Naby Sarr has been a real surprise this season, he has shown he does have the quality behind him and has quickly become a fan-favourite this term.
Roland Duchatelet's sale of Karlan Grant is beginning to look highly costly to Charlton's stuttering promotion prospects By Kevin Nolan at The Valley. Suspicion is beginning to harden into conviction among Charlton fans that the decision to sell Karlan Grant during the recent transfer window means yet another season in the quicksand that is League One.
"It's never a nice place to go" Defender looks ahead to Wimbledon Ben Purrington has been decent since he made the switch from AFC Wimbledon to Charlton, he has done everything we need him to, although we could push him a bit harder into those attacking areas. He did show some promise in those areas on Saturday, but the crosses were not up to scratch and that something as a left-back he needs to work on.
Watford Under-23s suffer FA Cup hangover in defeat to Charlton Athletic Watford's Under-23 professional development coach, Hayden Mullins, said his side were suffering from an FA Cup hangover following their 4-1 home defeat to Charlton Athletic on Friday night. The Hornets went behind to a Wilberforce Ocran goal after just seven minutes, but managed to restore parity through Harry Foster just moments later.
Thoughts on the Blackpool match It was a very disappointing result on Saturday in a game where we needed the three points, but once again the finishing of our players was the problem for Charlton as over 17,000 Addicks attended the football for a fiver game.
Rotherham loanee Ben Purrington warns that Charlton need to string some wins together or they'll drop out of the top six Rotherham loanee Ben Purrington warns that Charlton need to start stringing some results together or they risk dropping out of League One's top six. The South Londoners are winless in four after failing to beat Blackpool at The Valley on Saturday. The game ended goalless, meaning the Addicks have only found the net once in their last four outings.
Charlton Athletic 0 Blackpool 0 We may have lost Karlan Grant's goals, but we've also lost his pace. We have to be so much easier to defend against as we play in front of opposition defenders instead of behind them and around them. I don't expect Dillon Phillips gives us the quick counterattack outlet that Steer did either.
Lee Bowyer says Charlton striker Lyle Taylor needs to show some caution on and off the field of play Lee Bowyer has warned Charlton striker Lyle Taylor that he needs to be cautious on and off the field after a goalless draw with Blackpool. The former AFC Wimbledon man returned from a three-game suspension to face the Seasiders, but immediately edged closer to a further two games on the side-lines after picking up his ninth booking of the season.
Lee Bowyer disappointed with Charlton's cutting edge after stalemate with Blackpool Lee Bowyer bemoaned his side's lack of a cutting edge after the goalless draw with Blackpool at The Valley. The Addicks are now winless in four, only finding the back of the net once in that run. "They've done a good job on us," said Bowyer of a Blackpool side who have the meanest defence on the road in League One.
Charlton Athletic 0-0 Blackpool: Winless run extended to four after frustrating stalemate at The Valley Charlton's winless run stretched to four games after a frustrating goalless draw with Blackpool. Lyle Taylor also picked up his ninth booking of the campaign, edging closer to a two-game suspension, as the Addicks failed to find the back of the net for the third league outing in four.
Lee Bowyer reveals minimum target for Charlton Athletic to make League One top two Lee Bowyer reckons Charlton Athletic need to win at least 11 of their remaining League One games to keep their top-two hopes alive. The Addicks are at home to Blackpool today. And Bowyer, who led Charlton to the play-offs last season, said: "There's no room for error, really.
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