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Former Town Striker Wickham Joins Charlton
Former Town Striker Wickham Joins Charlton
Friday, 8th Mar 2024 20:05

Former Town striker Connor Wickham has joined League One Charlton Athletic.

Wickham, 30, left Cardiff City after a half-season spell in the summer having spent the first half of 2022/23 at Forest Green Rovers.

“I’m excited to be here,” Wickham, who came through the Town academy, told the Addicks official website. “It’s a good opportunity for me to work with a good group of lads and a good manager for the last part of the season, so it’s something I’m looking forward to.

“Results lately have picked up and it’s going to be a big push until the end of the season.”

Manager Nathan Jones, whose side is 14th in League One said: “Connor’s been here for a couple of weeks and we like the human being, so that’s the start.

“The experience, physicality and quality he has makes him a really good signing. We’re pleased to have him in and it’ll be interesting to see how much we can get out of him.”

Wickham joins on-loan Blues duo Panutche Camara and Freddie Ladapo at the Valley.

Meanwhile, another ex-Town striker, Freddie Sears, has left Dagenham & Redbridge by mutual consent having joined the National League side in September following his release by Colchester last summer. Sears, 34, made 23 appearances for the Daggers and scored one goal.

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WhoisJimmyJuan added 20:27 - Mar 8
I have such a feeling of sadness following Wickham's career. For a while I really thought he would play for England at full cap level. In hindsight we got a good deal out of Sunderland. But I'd actually rather be looking back and thinking we'd been ripped off because he had 30+ caps for England. All the best for the rest of your career Connor and thanks for the fantastic memories.

Karlosfandangal added 21:10 - Mar 8

I feel the same and always felt he left Town too early, another couple of seasons playing week in week out would have been more beneficial than warming a bench.

Hindsight is a great thing and if I had been in his shoes I would have done the same thing as he did

Edmundo added 21:16 - Mar 8
I don't think ME or SC tried too hard to keep him. We sold so many good Academy products from 2009-2020. The rot was set and has only just started to be treated.

bobble added 21:53 - Mar 8
another "big thing" who never was .....

hyperbrit added 00:34 - Mar 9
one of the biggest scams of the ME era ..a classic pump and dump to inflate his value and sell him on ruining his career

JewellintheTown added 05:49 - Mar 9
Imagine what kind of player Wickham would have been if he'd been in the current team under KMc at the age we had him here.

SuffPunch added 09:24 - Mar 9
The whole story of Connor just wouldn't have happened until the current regime.
We are professionally run these days but people who understand football finances.

Nomore4 added 10:16 - Mar 9
Charlton the new Colchester

Linkboy13 added 10:57 - Mar 9
He's currently doing the rounds as they say. Another great prospect ruined by injuries the main reason he was warming the bench possibly to much football before his body was fully developed. I can remember him coming on as sub for MK Dons couple of seasons ago although not fully fit gave us loads of problems especially in the air. Hard to believe he's 30 years old hope he has a great career in the game.

62WasBest added 11:00 - Mar 9
Sears main weapon was his acceleration and pace. that was never going to improve with age and injuries.

Always thought Wickham was overrated. He was just an early developer to my mind and got overtaken as he got older.

Monkey_Blue added 12:13 - Mar 9
I think it was a case of too much too soon for him then the injuries kicked in. Hope he can make his mark in the tail end of his career because he had everything to be a top player.

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