Michael Appleton admits 32-goals Charlton man could leave in January

Charlie Kirk needs a ‘new start’ away from The Valley, according to Charlton Athletic manager Michael Appleton.
The winger was signed by Charlton Athletic in 2021, but he has struggled to make an impact with the League One club.

Kirk, 25, spent the second half of last season on loan at fellow third-tier club Burton Albion.

According to LondonNewsOnline, Appleton has issued an update on his future: “I had an honest conversation with Charlie – Charlie needs to play football and smile again.”

”I think that is probably going to be difficult at Charlton. Obviously the reaction from everybody when I saw and watched the game surprised me slightly – but I’ve only been at the club two or three months.”

He added: “I think the honest conversation that Charlie and myself had is that he probably needs a fresh start.”

Charlton man could leave


Charlton's Charlie Kirk: I'm loving life back in London at the moment –  South London News


Offloading Kirk this winter would give both room and finances in Charlton’s squad for another signing.

The January transfer window allows the Addicks to bolster their ranks while also allowing Appleton to imprint his own mark on his freshly inherited club with certain additions.

Kirk has made 48 appearances in all competitions for the London club to date, scoring four goals. He has only appeared in four league games for them this season.

Prior to his move south, the Cheshire-born attacker had spent his whole career on the books with Crewe Alexandra.

He rose through the Railwaymen’s youth systems and went on to play 206 appearances for the club, scoring 32 goals.

His future at Charlton is currently uncertain, and it looks he will be given the go-ahead to go if the appropriate deal comes in.


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