Akpo Sodje will be staying at Charlton after the summer provided he plays a certain percentage of games for the club. Supremo Phil Parkinson said, 'We wanted to get another forward in the building. We haven't got any money to spend on transfer fees so it boiled down to free transfers or loans.'
'Akpo almost comes into both categories as we've agreed a contract with him going into next season if he plays a certain percentage of games for us this term. He's a Greenwich boy, he wants to play for the club, he understands what it's all about and they were key factors in us bringing him back to the club.'
4-4-2 profiled Sodje minor in their last issue and I was interested to learn that he and his brother have set up a Sodje foundation to help youngsters interested in foothall in their country of origin, Nigeria. This looks very worthwhile: Sodje They are holding a fund raising event in Sheffield in April: hopefully there can be later events in London.
The news about Youga is less encouraging. He has been told to rest for another two weeks and then an assessment will be made of what appears to be a complex and serious injury. We could do with him.