Monday, May 25, 2009

Rebuilding Phase Takes Small Steps

A guaranteed summer of change has begun with rumours that the Addicks have offered a contract to Wade Small, the winger released by Sheffield Wednesday.

The 25-year-old began his career at Wimbledon and stuck with them as they made the transformation to MK Dons, winning the Player of the Year award in 2005. He joined the Owls a year later but fell out of favour last season and had a loan stint at Blackpool.

With Ambrose almost certainly out the door, Sam being linked with a move away and Bailey - if we keep him - far more effective centrally, Parkinson is likely to be looking at wide-men so Small would fit the bill. He may not be a high-profile capture but the Croydon-born trickster could probably do a decent job in the third tier. If Small does sign, though, let's just hope he is only a League One player for a very brief time.