Former Charlton defender Jon Fortune has joined Chatham Town in the Ryman League Division 1 North, having been let go by Barnet following the departure from the managerial post of former Charlton player Mark Robson: Fortune
Fortune is still only 32 which is not that old for a defender, but he has had a few injury problems in his career. The manager at Chatham, Kevin Watson, was a Charlton Academy player alongside Fortune. Fortune will always be remembered as the player who scored the goal that sent Palace down at The Valley.
Apparently, he is going to be used as a striker (he did not feature in Saturday's 4-0 away win). But then that was how he started out.
Fortune is hoping to use his time at Chatham to get fit. It's a reminder that the careers of football players are not necessarily lengthy or glamorous.