Following criticisms that the smallest Charlton squad for some time is too thin, Charlton chief Karl Robinson has hit back saying that in fact the squad is streamlined with all the dead wood cut out: No players earning money for nothing
Of course, we can all name a few players in the old squad who were a waste of space. One in particular comes to mind. However, there are risks in relying on a barebones squad once we get into winter and injuries and suspensions start taking effect. It's all very well to say blooding youngsters is part of our DNA: we all want to see Academy players given a chance, but not so early and quickly that it undermines their morale and adversely affects their development.