Date: 8th July 2010 at 3:21pm
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Both clubs have now officially confirmed Nicky Bailey’s move from Charlton to Middlesbrough.

We’ll all miss Bailey’s quality as a footballer and as a skipper, however from the moment we failed to secure a return to The Championship the writing was on the wall that the midfielder (and other prized assets) would leave The Valley due to our financial situation.

The 26-year-old could’ve left SE7 before but he didn’t so he deserves credit for that and I don’t hold a grudge against him leaving now, this is something that had to happen really and £1.4m is a good deal that couldn’t be refused.

I’ll wish Bailey well it’s just a shame that his final actions as an Addicks player were missing a penalty in the League 1 play-off defeat against Swindon Town, as that isn’t the way his career with the club should’ve ended really.

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