Charlton Athletic have entered into talks with Corey Blackett-Taylor regarding a contract extension at The Valley.
In recent comments cited by London News Online, Nigel Adkins revealed that he is relaxed about the contract situation of the 24-year-old, whose current deal is set to expire in January, as the left winger is enjoying his time in south London after signing a short-term deal with the Addicks this summer – with the League One side having already started negotiations regarding an extension to his contract.
On the future of the former England U17 international, Adkins said: “We’ve had conversations. He’s loving his time with us. He gets well looked after, he is enjoying his football and we’ve got a real good group of players.
“Whether he is going to be fit now for the weekend…. we’re talking about players at different levels of fitness and different injury records and injury history. We’ve got to be mindful we don’t want to lose a talented player.”
Considering how exciting Blackett-Taylor has looked for Charlton so far this season, the news that the club are working towards tying the winger down to a new deal is sure to have left fans buzzing.
Indeed, having impressed in his first start for the Addicks in their 6-1 romp of Crawley Town in the Carabao Cup back in August, getting himself on the scoresheet against the Reds, the 24-year-old also was directly involved in a goal in his first league start for the club, registering an assist in the 1-1 draw with Gillingham on Tuesday.
As such, considering the Addicks’ extremely poor start to the season, it would indeed appear a wise move to offer a player who clearly has an impact when given a chance in matches a new deal, as Blackett-Taylor could well go on to prove an influential part of a Charlton Athletic side that, at present, looks as if it could be battling to stay in the third tier come the end of the season.