Yes, Mr Bailey, if you simply have to be here in August your options are limited. At first I thought this might have just been poor wording on young Nick's behalf but he followed it up with "everyone wants me to stay and I know I have had a good season so I am just going to keep putting in the same performances...and see where it gets me." To me this reads "they love me here because I am the best player, so I'll keep doing my best in the hope that I get a move to a bigger club than Charlton now are."
I suppose I shouldn't be surprised. Loyalty has meant nothing to professional footballers for years and Bailey was quick to seize his chance at the Valley in the Autumn when we went in for him at Southend where he had been for over a year.
So, I am as sure as I can be that our Player of the Year trophy (sic) will be leaving the club pretty shortly. I just hope we get a decent fee (£2m+).