Fox farmed out. Replaced by Lewis Page
The latest on the academy production line was sold today. Morgan Fox signed for long term suitors Sheffield Wednesday for an undisclosed fee, thought to be £700,000, which is quite a lot less than Meire turned down in the summer.
Anyway, the best of the luck to the Morgan, who did make 116 appearances for the club and to be fair I think the lad needs a fresh start. In my mind Fox never gave less than 110% for the club, where had been since he was 14. He was always first over to thank the fans, and wore his heart on his sleeve and gave everything to his best ability, and I never understood why he was singled out for stick, because there were far more deserving cases.
I am sure the boo boys will now turn their attention elsewhere, but loan players from Chelsea or fly by nights from overseas will never understand Charlton like Fox did, and many may rule that after Fox is gracing The Championship and we are still churning through players and managers.
Fox wasn’t perfect but he had some good qualities, and always played better when he had a worker bee midfielder in front of him. He will improve with better players around him, in a better environment and I think at his age and with his experience he will go onto have a good career with Wednesday and beyond.
Before Fox’s deal was completed, out of the blue the club announced they we had signed Lewis Page from West Ham. The 20-year old had his loan move to Coventry terminated the other day and had signed for us on a two-and-a-half-year deal and joins the Addicks for an undisclosed fee. Of course.
I know nothing of Page, who has only played 28 games whilst on loan and Cambridge and this season Coventry and one obscure European game for the Hammers . According to Karl Robinson “He’s a left back that fits in well with our system. He’s quick, likes to get forward and is a good crosser.”
So if this all part of Robinson’s master rebuilding plan then I am all in. However I think we will see Adam Chicksen, who Robinson knows well, have a much more important role.