New keeper on his way
The very experienced Chris Maxwell looks likely to sign on loan from Preston to compete with Dillon Phillips for the no. 1 jersey. The 28-year old Welshman has played over 350 games, and was Preston’s first choice all of last season, and this until November when he was sent off for two yellow cards. Ex-Addicks loanee Declan Rudd has grabbed his place.
Lee Bowyer, whilst often praising Phillips, clearly feels he can sign better, and I would think Bowyer has Maxwell pencilled into start. Phillips understandably will think that signals the end of his Charlton career and will run down his contract and move on in the summer.
Maxwell started his career with Wrexham, and made his debut after they dropped into the Conference. He then moved to Fleetwood Town after their promotion to League football. He had some early loans but then became first choice helping the Cod Army to promotion to League One. After four seasons at Fleetwood Preston signed Maxwell in 2016. His previous form encouraged Preston to extend his current contract to 2020.
It’s interesting to note that Maxwell has played more league games than Steer, Amos and Rudd put together.
UPDATE TUES AM: Signed.