Spring will fight for place
Charlton midfielder Matt Spring insists he is happy to stay and fight for his place in the side.
By Chris Galea
Last Updated: 27/01/10 1:20pm
Charlton Athletic midfielder Matt Spring insists he is happy to stay and fight for his place in the side.
The former Leeds and Watford man has struggled to hold down a regular place in the side for the Addicks this season, with just seven league starts to his name.
However, he told skysports.com that a short-term move away would not interest him unless he was told his services were no longer required at the Valley by manager Phil Parkinson.
Spring said: "I'm not aware of any offers coming in for me this month, so unless I hear otherwise I'll just focus on earning a recall to the side.
"If the gaffer came to me and said it is probably better if you go out and get some games, then I'd give it a go, but as far as I am aware I am needed here.
"It is frustrating, but I'm not one to moan about being left out of the side. I prefer to work hard in training and wait for my chance to show what I can do when selected.
"It is hard to watch from the sidelines when your side isn't winning every week, but the gaffer makes team selections to go and win games and until I'm included in that I'll just have to be patient."
The Addicks stumbled to their first home defeat of the season against Leyton Orient on Monday night and Spring is hoping it will have a positive effect on the side.
He added: "Hopefully, the lads will use it as a kick up the backside because maybe a few of the lads were coasting a little and the defeat could be a kick-start for the rest of the season."