MAVIDIDI WANTED BACK AT VAL­LEY

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE PLAY-OFF SEMI-FINAL - By Sam Hawthorn

CHARL­TON man­ager Karl Robin­son says he wants to bring Ar­se­nal young­ster Stephy Mavididi back to the Val­ley on loan next sea­son.

The 18-year-old striker suf­fered a ham­string in­jury against Bury in Fe­bru­ary but is due to re­turn to train­ing in July.

And, while Robin­son be­lieves Mavididi’s re­turn would ex­cite the Ad­dicks faith­ful, he ac­knowl­edges that se­cur­ing a deal for the Eng­land U19 player is out of his hands.

“I would like to bring Stephy back, but he’s not my player,” said Robin­son.

“We speak ev­ery cou­ple of weeks and I got a text that he has been given the all-clear to be back train­ing in July. That is great news.

“He’s a very tal­ented player. Our fans know how good he is. To see the name Mavididi on the back of a Charl­ton shirt would be ex­cit­ing for next sea­son, but we are in the hands of the player and the club.”

And, in his other trans­fer deal­ings, Robin­son is eye­ing proven League One qual­ity.

“I think you need to bring in play­ers who have been suc­cess­ful at this level first and fore­most,” he added.

“Sometimes bring­ing play­ers down from a big­ger league... well, we can’t be do­ing any­body a favour. They have to be com­ing here be­cause this is where they want to be.”

SKILL: Stephy Mavididi

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