Jake Forster-Caskey has signed a new contract with Charlton until at least the summer of 2022.
There is also the option in the deal of a second season. The midfielder – who won the club’s Player of the Year award in the previous campaign – is working his way back from an ACL injury suffered in the penultimate game against Lincoln City.
Forster-Caskey’s old terms expired at the end of June.
He told Charlton’s official website: “I’m thankful that the club have looked after me and fully supported me.
“I just need to put everything into the rehab now and then be excited about coming back and then helping as much as I can, when I am back.
“I feel like Charlton is a home from home, I feel very comfortable here. Obviously I know all the staff, all the players. I feel like I’m a good person to have around the place, which the gaffer feels is very important as well.
“We’ve got new boys coming in and they’re settling in really well, so I want to help out as much as I can around the place. I’m going to be doing some coaching with the younger age groups, whilst rehabbing, so I won’t be sitting around too long. Hopefully I can come back and make a real influence on next season.”
Charlton manager Nigel Adkins added: “I’m really pleased that Jake has signed a new contract and that the club are supporting him following his injury. It highlights that as a club we want to look after our own players.
“I’ve been really impressed with Jake’s professional attitude and his focus on his rehabilitation. He is a great example for some of our younger players. He is an integral part of what we are trying to achieve at the football, so I am delighted he’s now got the security of a new contract.”
Addicks owner Thomas Sandgaard is in the UK and caught up with Forster-Caskey today at the training ground.
“Jake was outstanding for us last season, so I’m really pleased he’s signed a new contract with the club,” said the US-based Dane. “I’m looking forward to seeing him back playing at The Valley.”
Subscribe to Blog via Email
Everyone at the South London Press thanks you for your continued support.
Former Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has encouraged everyone in the country who can afford to do so to buy a newspaper, and told the Downing Street press briefing:
“A free country needs a free press, and the newspapers of our country are under significant financial pressure”.
If you can afford to do so, we would be so grateful if you can make a donation which will allow us to continue to bring stories to you, both in print and online. Or, please make cheques payable to “MSI Media Limited” and send by post to South London Press, Unit 112, 160 Bromley Road, Catford, London SE6 2NZ