Charlton Athletic midfielder Jake Forster-Caskey insists that he wants to help the club “get back to where they belong”. The Addicks were relegated from the Championship to League One last week after a nail-biting final evening of action in the second tier. They are joined by Hull City and Wigan Athletic, pending the Latics’ appeal against a 12-point deduction.
Jake Forster-Caskey Wants to Help Charlton Return to Championship
The former Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder will be around to do just that, having signed a one-year contract extension with the club. He arrived in January 2017 while the club was managed by Karl Robinson. Forster-Caskey had previously worked with him while he was on loan at MK Dons from Brighton.
The period has been injury-hit for the midfielder, but he wants to repay the faith Charlton have shown in him by extending his time with the club and helping them get back to the second tier.
Speaking to the club website about staying on at Charlton, Forster-Caskey said: “The club have stuck by me and I want to stick by the club to help them get back where they belong.
“The fans have been brilliant since day one with me and I just want to pay them back.
“It’s frustrating and disappointing what’s happened because I don’t feel like we deserved to go down.”
Staying Despite Relegation
Even though Charlton were relegated to League One after just one season back in the Championship, director of football Steve Gallen said that Forster-Caskey indicated straight away that he wanted to stay.
Gallen said: “He wants to stay, he wants to play and he wants to get us challenging at the top of the league next year. That’s exactly what I want, it’s what everyone wants, so I’m really pleased that he’ll be staying with us.”