Sodje keen on Charlton stay
Akpo Sodje has confirmed he would be keen to stay at Charlton, but is in no rush to sign a permanent deal.
Last Updated: 24/02/10 2:57pm
On-loan striker Akpo Sodje has confirmed he would be keen to stay at Charlton Athletic, but is in no rush to sign a permanent deal.
Sodje is currently enjoying his second loan spell at Charlton from Sheffield Wednesday this season and has so far scored three goals in 12 appearances during his time at The Valley.
A deal is on the table for the 29-year-old to stay at the club next season and Sodje is open to the idea of sticking with Phil Parkinson's side.
He told the News Shopper: "I'd love to stay and there's something on the table, but I'm not really going to discuss a contract or anything, I'm going to focus on the next game and just keep myself going."
Sodje scored his first goal since rejoining Charlton in Tuesday's 2-1 defeat by Brighton & Hove Albion and insists the pressure of trying to secure promotion from League One is not affecting the players.
The forward added: "I've been looking forward to scoring again as I'd only scored two since I've been here, but I'm not going to single myself out, I think everyone did average and we know we can do better.
"I don't think the players were feeling any pressure, it was just the way we started the game.
"The team got it wrong and we didn't start as strong as we started in the last game, so we'll make sure that next time we start the game at a higher level than we did against Brighton.
"Everyone's gutted with the result. We tried to play better than we did in the last game, but it didn't work and the condition of the pitch didn't help us."