Date: 21st November 2015 at 11:14am
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Harry Lennon has made a return to the Valley, which wasn’t expected at this point was it?

The Official Website confirmed his recall on Friday meaning he could come back into the Charlton squad, in fact this might be expected to happen, today!

Lennon had recently extended his loan with Gillingham but this was cut short when interim Head Coach Karel Fraeye opted to invoke a recall clause in his contract and bring the defender back to the club.

Following his recall he took to Twitter to say.

‘Gutted my time at the Gills has come to an end, loved every minute of it. All the best to everyone involved with the club.’

If he ends up as part of the Charlton first-team you would like to think he’ll not be ‘as gutted’ would he – you tend to think he’ll be involved in some way or why bring him back….

During his eight-match spell with Gillingham, where he was also on loan for a short spell last season, the 20-year-old made eight appearances for the Gills with him also scoring twice during which time he helped them to the top of the League 1 table with them losing only once in his loan period!

Those impressive performances at the Priestfield Stadium have led to his recall with him eligible to feature against Birmingham today, which will see Charlton come up against former defender Michael Morrison.

Morrison, who initially joined Birmingham on loan last season signed a permanent deal with the Blues in January with him allowed to leave SE7 by former boss Bob Peeters.

Speaking to the South London Press about this, with his exit not exactly handled the way he would have hoped, he said.

‘He brought in people that he wanted around and I’m a strong character that thinks football should be played this way or that way. Maybe he thought I wasn’t buying into that – I don’t know. But it was quite clear after the first couple of weeks when we were doing shape and different things that I wasn’t going to be part of his team.

‘I got a phonecall from my agent on the night the transfer window closed saying that the club had been on the phone and would I be interested in going to a club in Romania, Astra Giurgiu, who played Celtic in the Europa League.

‘At that stage I hadn’t had any conversation with Bob or the club about leaving. No-one had said ‘Michael, we don’t want you at the football club’. I knew then I wasn’t part of his plans and spoke to Katrien and said I was happy to go. That’s how Birmingham came about.’

He had ‘a brilliant time at Charlton’ though!

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