Perry ready to fight
By Alex Dunn
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Chris Perry admits he is ready to fight to stay in Charlton's first team.Chris Perry admits he is ready to fight to stay in Charlton's first team as he bids to earn a new deal beyond the current campaign.
The former Tottenham stopper, who joined The Addicks in the autumn of 2003, has started the season in Alan Curbishley's side - capitalising on Gonzalo Sorondo's suspension and injury to Talal El Karkouri to force his way into his manager's thoughts.
However, the duo - both rivals to play at the heart of Charlton's backline - are now ready to make returns to playing action.
Despite their availability, Charlton are unlikely to change their defence voluntarily as they have secured three successive clean sheets.
"I know injuries have kind of thrown this defence of me, Hermann [Hreidarsson], Chris Powell and Luke Young together, but I think we've defended well," said Perry.
"The midfielders have helped with their work rate and tracking back, but we're all good players in our own right and have performed well in the three games.
"I wouldn't say I was worried in pre-season about how many games I'd be getting, but I did know I'd have to come back fit, have a strong pre-season and impress every chance I got for me to try to get a regular spot.
"But I knew that if I got in the side, showed some good form and showed I was worth a place, then anything could happen.
"Once you're in the side and you do well, you give yourself a good chance of staying in - everyone's under pressure this season, no-one's guaranteed a place."