Darren Pratley Joins Charlton Athletic

  • July 17, 2018 | By Chris Mann
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Charlton Athletic have completed the signing of Darren Pratley, who had been available as a free agent following his release by Bolton.

Pratley, who has signed a two-year deal at The Valley, becomes the Addicks' second signing of the summer and joins the club on the back of a seven-year spell with Wanderers.

Having surpassed 200 appearances during his time at Macron Stadium, which took in a promotion from League One in 2017, the 33-year-old admits to looking forward to a fresh start back in his native London.

"I'm delighted that it's over the line now," Pratley told cafc.co.uk.

"It's a massive club. I met the manager last week and we hit it off straight away. He was honest, told me what he wanted from me and told me all about the club. It felt like the right move for me and I can't wait to get started."

In addition, Charlton boss Lee Bowyer said: "He's going to be a good addition to the squad.

He's definitely something that we need. We have a man coming through the door - someone who is going to compete and fight and we were lacking that towards the end of last season.

"He's seen it, been there and done it, he's got promotions so he knows what it takes."

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