Wembley winner flies in
Wembley winner flies in
Rotherham left-back Ben Purrington became Charlton’s latest signing on Tuesday.

Though undisclosed, it is believed 23-year-old Purrington cost a six figure fee.
Rotherham bought him from Plymouth for £300,000 in January 2017, but he has always found himself behind Joe Mattock ‎in the pecking order at the New York Stadium.
Purrington had a successful loan spell at AFC Wimbledon in the first half of last season, before switching to The Valley in January.
He made 21 appearances for the Addicks, culminating with the equalising goal at Wembley.
Purrington joined the squad in their Malaga training complex on Tuesday, and had this to say about the move:
“It’s a great feeling to be back with the boys. I see that same togetherness feel that we had last year. I’ve seen that straight away with a hard session today.

“It’s a pleasure to be back, I can’t wait to get started. There is no better feeling now than being back especially after the unbelievable year we had last year.”

‎Lee Bowyer added:

“It’s great to have Ben back, he did so well for us last season. He came in during January and in total I think we lost two games the whole time he was with us and he scored at Wembley.

“He’s great, has a great attitude, he’s young, he wants to learn and he’s a winner, so all the boxes were ticked with Ben.

“He knows the group already, so that’s an advantage, so it was a nice surprise for the lads when he rocked up for lunch this afternoon.”

Charlton’s Head of Recruitment, Steve Gallen, added:

“He fitted in so well last year. The manager was keen to have him back, I was keen to have him back, the players will be delighted when they all see him.

“I’m sure the fans will be happy as well. He’s a good player who kept improving as the weeks went on right up to the last game when I thought he was excellent.”

‎Bowyer is hopeful that another new face will join the squad in Spain.

 
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