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Charlton Athletic boss Nathan Jones: George Dobson has been brilliant since I’ve been here

Charlton Athletic manager Nathan Jones has used more than one superlative to describe George Dobson’s performances in the past couple of months.

The Addicks club captain is heading into his final couple of months on the Valley payroll after signing a pre-contract agreement with Hungarian side Fehervar in February.

Fehervar went public with the fact that a mid-season move was blocked by Charlton, who had agreed a fee for the former Sunderland and West Ham midfielder.

Jones, appointed at that time, made it clear that he would like to continue working with Dobson beyond this season. But the South London Press has been told that the terms of the Fehervar move are binding. If so, the only way Dobson would be able to be at Charlton next season would seem to be if the League One club negotiated a transfer fee.

“He’s been brilliant,” Jones told the South London Press. “I enjoy working with him, he’s been fantastic.

“There are a lot of things that people think he is good at that I want to actually take out of his game. And there is stuff I know he could get better at – he could’ve scored two or three goals. The energy he provides and the way he is around the place – I’m absolutely delighted with him.

“We don’t want any good players to walk out of this club and George Dobson is one of those.”

Asked how watertight Dobson’s switch to Fehervar is, Jones replied: “You’d have to ask the secretary (Ron Dangerfield) or the Hungarian FA. Look, that is not my concern at this point in time. Right now George Dobson is in our 11 and he’s playing very, very well. I love working with him – hopefully that can continue.”


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