Basey happy to be with Addicks
Basey happy to be with Addicks

Recently appointed‎ first team development coach, Grant Basey, has spoken to the SLP’s Richard Cawley.

The full interview will be published on Friday but Cawley has released details of Basey’s thoughts about Albie Morgan.

Morgan is arguably‎ the most talented of the club’s current crop of youngsters, yet he failed to secure a loan move before the window closed.

Brendan Wiredu‎ is on a season long loan at Colchester, while Alfie Doughty is learning his trade at National League Bromley.

Basey had these wise words to say a‎bout Morgan’s current situation:

“Albie has great ability. He did ever so well last season and kicked on quicker than him, and a lot of other people thought. 

“For now he is in a situation where he hasn’t gone out on loan but he should be playing first team games. I’m 100 per cent in agreement.

“But he isn’t and he has to get his head down and work hard. He has to prove to myself, Jacko and the manager that he warrants a place in the squad.

“At the moment it’s tough because the area we have got the most bodies is the midfield area. And not only bodies – good players. It’s going to be hard for him.

“Last season he played in both play-off semi-finals and contributed to an assist. The boy has got a good future in the game.

“But football is a rollercoaster journey – you’re never going to be straight there in the first team week in and week out, unless you are a phenomenal talent. It is up and down.

“He might be in a little bit of a lull or a downer, he just needs to get himself into a high – and that’s by working every day.

“He needs to listen to the advice that coaches give him. If he does that there is no reason he can’t break his way back into the first team.

“It’s about biding his time.”The Addicks received some good news when the FA decided to take no futher action regarding Lee Bowyer’s sending off last Saturday.

Bowyer was naturally delighted and said:

“I’m happy the FA have made the correct decision to take no further formal action. 

“Our focus remains on preparation for Saturday’s game against Wigan.”