Pardew plans to keep duo
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Charlton boss Alan Pardew has ruled out selling Jerome Thomas and Andy Reid.Charlton boss Alan Pardew has ruled out selling Jerome Thomas and Andy Reid.
The midfield duo have been linked with moves away from Charlton following their relegation from the Premier League last season.
Pardew is determined to keep the pair and believes they both have a key role to play in helping Charlton regain promotion back to the top flight.
"I definitely want to keep Thomas here," Pardew told the Daily Star on Sunday.
"He has got a key role to play. Both Jerome and Andy Reid are going to be real quality in this division.
"Andy played one game for me last season and was a massive miss in terms of trying to stay in the Premier League.
"That is more or less two years he has had out of the game. He is very motivated to do well."
Meanwhile, Pardew has confirmed he is hoping to lure West Ham midfielder Hayden Mullins to The Valley.
Pardew is keen to be reunited with Mullins having worked with him during his time in charge at West Ham.
"I like Hayden - he was my first signing at West Ham," added Pardew.
"We'll have to see because I'm not sure what his role is at West Ham now."