Andersen's Addicks frustration
By Kent Hedlundh
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Stephan Andersen has hit out at Charlton for failing to hand him a chance to shine.
Danish keeper Stephan Andersen has hit out at Charlton for failing to hand him a chance to shine.
Andersen is third choice at The Valley behind Scott Carson and Thomas Myhre and he has failed to make any sort of impression in South East London.
An injury to Myhre pushed Andersen up the pecking order, but this has only added to the Dane's frustration as manager Iain Dowie has prevented him from turning out for the reserves for fear of him picking up an injury.
Andersen is keen to secure a move away from Charlton, but feels his chances are being reduced by his lack of playing time.
"Charlton don't even allow me to play for the reserves," a frustrated Andersen told BT.
"I have told them many times that I want to play as much as possible for the reserves, but they don't let me do it.
"Actually, I haven't played for over a month. It's primarily because our back-up keeper Thomas Myhre is injured.
"They don't want me to play because they are fearing that I will get injured as well.
"It is irritating, because I need playing time. As far as I have been informed, there is no offer from other clubs.
"It's hard to prove yourself when you don't get to play."