Blackett-Taylor: "As soon as it got offered I knew I was going to sign it"

Corey Blackett-Taylor can't wait to get out on the pitch after putting pen to paper and signing an 18 month contract extension, keeping him at the club until at least 2023.

The 24-year-old forward joined the Addicks this summer and has since put in a series of eye-catching performances, to earn the extension.

He said: “Straight away when I got here I already had that feeling that this is where I wanted to be

“I just had that motivation to get a longer contract sorted and as soon as it got offered I knew that I was going to sign it, I'm glad that we got to an agreement and it's all sorted now."

The young winger, who can also play as a striker, has proven his worth on the pitch with a variety of great performances, with his ability to run at a defence.

“I think I've shown glimpses of what I can do," he explained. "Now it's just trying to do that on a consistent basis over the next few games

“I'm glad I have made an impact, now I've just got to do that on a consistent basis for however long I'm here for, so I'm glad that I'm going to be able to show that soon."

After the extension of his stay in SE7, Blackett-Taylor was relieved to commit his future with Charlton, he admitted that the uncertainty of his future was playing in the back of his mind, however he would not let the pressure get to him. 

“As a professional footballer there's always pressure, every time you step onto the pitch you have to represent the club, and try to give the best of yourself.

“Now I know that my future is sorted and I know where I'm going to be, it does take a bit of pressure off things, I'm just glad it's all been sorted now and can't wait to keep going."

Blackett-Taylor was adamant that despite the pressure of where his future may lie, it is now time to crack on and continue performing consistently for the Addicks.

When questioned about the impact Johnnie Jackson has had within the squad, Blackett-Taylor had this to say: “As you can see the performances have shown, the training has changed, everything has been a bit different but I am enjoying it the same way as I did with the old manager.

“It's been a great impact that he's had on the players and the performances, I'm enjoying it as much as I ever have, I'm glad to be here and continue working with him.”

Article by Alex Forrest

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