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Charlton striker Connor Wickham: I won’t rest on my laurels in search for contract for next season

Connor Wickham says he’s still to discuss his future beyond this season with Charlton Athletic boss Nathan Jones – but knows he will have to work hard to secure a deal.

The striker, 31, joined the club on a short-term deal in March that will run out at the end of the month.

He grabbed his first goal in Addicks colours during the 1-1 draw at Cambridge United on Saturday.

“I’m going to take each day as it comes,” explained the ex-Cardiff City forward.

“Each game as it comes. I’ll keep doing what I do. If that’s something the manger wants to take into next season, then that will be something that gets discussed at the end of the season. I’m really happy not just to be here but to be playing football again and scoring goals. If that’s what gets me something for next season, then that is what gets me something for next season. All I can do it what I can control. That’s my main focus at the moment.

“It’s an exciting time for the club. For me, I’ll address that when that conversation arises. We haven’t had that conversation yet. It’s a very exciting time for Charlton. They do have the capabilities to go up. If I’m part of that, it’ll be something we’ll sit down and discuss when that time comes up. I need to keep training hard every day. I’m not going to rest on my laurels. Nothing is going to drop and land at my feet.

“I’ve said it since I’ve come in, there’s so much potential in this squad. I’ve played in this league a couple of times. Been in a side that got to the play-offs. This team has 100 per cent the capability to make the step up, especially with this manager and the staff. The effort that goes in behind the scenes.”


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