BREAKING NEWS : Charlton Athletic head coach Michael Appleton has finally spoken on two of his key players departure

Charlton Athletic head coach Michael Appleton has finally spoken out about the rumors swirling around two of his important players, Corey Blackett-Taylor and George Dobson. Both players are facing uncertainty as their contracts enter the last six months, garnering interest from rival clubs.
Derbyshire County Eyes Blackett-Taylor
Corey Blackett-Taylor, a prolific player for Charlton, has been a target for Derby County, who recently made a bid of £250,000 after an earlier £200,000 offer.

Blackett-Taylor was noticeably absent from Charlton’s recent 2-1 loss to Peterborough. This absence, due to a training injury, fanned conjecture regarding the player’s impending exit.
However, Appleton has denied these claims, insisting that Blackett-Taylor’s injury was legitimate. The Charlton coach has stated that Blackett-Taylor will not go unless Derby fulfills Charlton’s valuation for the player.
The Dodson Dilemma

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The position with George Dobson, the club captain, is similarly complicated. A Hungarian team expressed interest in Dobson. Despite the looming prospect of losing him, Charlton has renewed contract offers to Dobson, demonstrating their willingness to keep the captain among their ranks.

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Appleton is interested in keeping both players to challenge at the top of the division. However, he recognizes the athletes’ rights to examine their options. He has stated his intention to preserve healthy ties with both players, focusing on their on-field performance while leaving financial and contractual issues to the club.
Keeping Focus on the Game
While the team is involved in contract disputes, Appleton has reaffirmed his commitment to keeping the focus on the game. He feels that contractual and financial conflicts should not overshadow the players’ on-field performances. The coach emphasizes that, while the club wants to keep its best players, it respects their right to explore their future opportunities.

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