I continued my shirt sponsorship this season by contributing to the coffers money I would undoubtedly spend on a season ticket or two if I lived ‘at home’.
This season I’ve selected Welsh left back Rhoys Wiggins as the player to sponsor. It was a difficult decision as more players were available, which follows the pattern of season tickets sales, with fans wary of parting with large sums of upfront money.
Skipper Johnnie Jackson would have been my first choice but unsurprisingly he had plenty of suitors, so I plumped for Rhoys, whose cheeky company I enjoyed when I sat next to him at the end of season dinner a couple of years ago.
Wiggins has played 112 games for the Addicks since signing for the club in 2011 from Bournemouth. He is notoriously a slow starter to the season, but if he can stay injury free I hope his trademark forward forays and intelligent tackling will see him as another plus point for the team this season. There’s also the prospect that he might get more opportunities to become a regular feature of Chris Coleman’s Welsh squad as well.
Good luck for the season Rhoys.