Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Wright-Phillips signs

As we have been trailing for the last few days, Bradley Wright-Phillips has now signed for Charlton: Wright-Phillips

The fee is undisclosed, but the Western Morning News is saying it was less than the £300k Reading were prepared and may not be unadjacent to the £265k Plymouth have in outstanding tax debts.

The 26-year old is the son of former Arsenal and England player Ian Wright, and younger half-brother to Manchester City and England international Shaun Wright-Phillips, Ian's adopted son, with whom he used to play with at Manchester City. He grew up in Brockley, South London and attended the state school Haberdashers' Aske's Hatcham College nearby in New Cross Gate. He earned five England U20 caps.

Most Addicks seem underwhelmed by the news, but I am pleased. We are still not a wealthy club. Wright-Phillips is the leading scorer in League 1, despite having been troubled by a knee condition all season. He has been advised that he can continue playing without worsening the condition.

Not good news for Benson or even more so for Pawel Abbott, both recruited by Parky.


Anonymous said...

I have to admit, i'm in the underwhelmed group.
I fear we have signed an injured player. The eighteen month contract suggests the management aren't convinced of his fitness.
I hope i'm wrong!
It seems to me our first priority should have been a creative mid-fielder. Perhaps he will be next?

Wyn Grant said...

Despite carrying an injury he is the leading scorer in League 1. I am sure there are more signings to follow.

Kap said...

Quite a lot of positives on CL. at this level all signings are a gamble, the good thing is with Ecclestone, Anyinsah and even Benson we have a stable of strikers who can hit the back of the net

The Living Dad said...

I'm in the quite sufficiently whelmed group. You can't be sniffy about signing the top scorer in our division. I know there's health issues but he's still scoring and we could not have dreamt of making a signing like this a month ago.

Well done to the new owners for backing the manager and showing intent. I do wish our fans would get behind the club and the team with a bit more positivity.

Anonymous said...

I don't really see that pointing out the lad is carrying an injury, means i'm not behind the club or that i'm unable to be positive.
I just think our meagre resources could have been better targeted.

Anonymous said...

I'm chuffed to bits - but I'd like to take a view in a few months - that injury does worry me a tad.

Pembury Addick

Kim Lewis said...

I must admit I didn't think a striker was our first priority. An addition to the Midfield and Defence would be more appropriate.

Perhaps Chrissy Powell is going 4-2-4 for the rest of the season!! Would be fun

Anonymous said...

Doesn't take long for the whingers to start again. They were all proved wrong on the dennis Wise front, so now the signings aren't good enough!
It's well documented that Wright has a knee problem, hence the 18 month contract. The new board deserves some credit for what it has achieved so far; a true Charlton legend as manager and the League 1 top scorer signed up. Come on you reds!