Contract news: Nick Pope delighted to have penned new deal at Charlton
Nick Pope has penned a new deal at Charlton through to 2018 and is delighted to be part of the club's 'long-term plan'.
Last Updated: 06/06/14 1:08pm
The 22-year-old has been rewarded with fresh terms after shining elsewhere in 2013/14.
A productive loan spell at York City saw him find the regular first-team football he craves, with a number of eye-catching displays earning a shot at promotion glory in the play-offs.
Those efforts were to come up short, but Pope sees his future at Charlton and hopes to make a similar impact at The Valley in 2014/15 as he made at Bootham Crescent.
He told the club's official website: "I'm delighted that the club thinks I'm part of their long-term plan and I think it's the right place for me to develop my career and my game. So I'm really happy to have agreed the extension.
"I think when a player goes on loan you're looking to prove yourself to your parent club and, for me, that was for this coming season.
"I went to York to get games and hopefully put myself in the club's mind for 2014/15."
Pope, who has seen keeping rival Ben Hamer agree a move to Leicester City this summer, added: "Things change in football and you have to go with it, but I think I did all I could at York.
"I didn't leave anything there. I gave my all and did my best, so I'll work hard at Charlton and see what happens.
"I think this is the right place to develop and, with the right coaches around me, hopefully I can do that.
"This is where I want to play my football."