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LUKE-ING GOOD

Posted on 3 October 2005  - 12:00

Chris Hughton says he feels proud of the part the club played in Luke Young's climb up to the full England squad.

Chris Hughton says he feels proud of the part the club played in Luke Young's climb up to the full England squad.

'Youngy' moved to Charlton in the summer of 2001 having come through the ranks at the Lane, making 76 appearances for us in all competitions after joining our youth system in July 1995.

His game has continued to progress at pace in his time at the Valley - where he's already racked up almost 150 appearances, and his consistent displays at right-back earned an England call and first senior caps in the summer tour of America.

Now he lines-up against us again with the Addicks sitting pretty in the Premiership in a mouth-watering second versus fourth clash at the Valley.

There are always different circumstances as to why players leave the club and when Luke left it was because he wanted to play regularly.

"What you see in him as a player now is how he is as a personality and he wasn't prepared to be in and out of the side, he wanted to play regularly and it shows in the type of consistent player he is" said Chris, who was Young's reserve team manager in his time at the club.

"Luke was always very well liked here and the nice thing from our point of view is that we've played our part in his development to a full international cap. That's something we can be proud of."