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Nathan Jones reiterates desire to keep George Dobson at Charlton Athletic – but admits skipper’s future is unclear

Charlton manager Nathan Jones has reiterated his wish to keep skipper George Dobson at the club – but admits he doesn’t know what the midfielder’s future holds.

Dobson signed a pre-contract agreement with Hungarian side Fehervar for next season after a deal to make the move to the continent in February fell through at the last minute.

The 26-year-old joined the Addicks on an original two-year deal in 2021 before an extra year was triggered last summer.

Dobson provided an impressive assist for Chuks Aneke’s leveller during last night’s 2-2 draw with Wigan Athletic at The Valley.

After his performance against the Tics, when asked if Dobson is too good to be playing out in Hungary, Jones said: “It would be disrespectful for me to say anything about Hungary but what we’re saying is he’s good enough for Charlton. That’s all we care about.

Picture: Paul Edwards

“He’s signed some pre-contract in Hungary. That’s the thing so we have no idea [what his future is]. We want George Dobson to stay, he’s been fantastic. We want to keep as many good players as we can and people who can affect a football game.

“He affects a football game. When you look at him, he creates chances for people. He takes onboard stuff. The one where he was sliding in, he puts the best ball of the game in. People think he’s an out of possession player because he runs about, slides in and wins it so people think he’s a defensive midfield player.

“He’s not, he’s a better footballer than people give him credit for. I’ve seen that and I’ve recognised that. He’s affected pretty much every game of football he’s played for us and that’s all you can ask for from a midfielder.”


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