Jonathan Obika - Charlton

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NEWS--> Jon Obika has joined Charlton Athletic on loan for the rest of the season and has signed a new contract until 2014 #COYS

Obika getting another chance at the Championship with mid table Chsarlton Athletic after a great season so far with u 21's - 20 goals scored in Spurs u 21's and Spurs X1 matches

Hope he takes the opportunity, will be interesting to see howe he does.....and he's with us another year at least.

Good luck to the lad, he deserves he opportunity
 

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I think you would have to say this loan is absolute make or break for his career with us. He has fought back into contention with his U21 goalscoring, but if anything he needs to push on even more now.
 

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Played first 63 minutes before being subbed in Charlton's 1-0 home defeat to Burnley. Seemed to be played as left wing, not his best position.

Lets hope he gets some chances as a striker.
 

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Came on in 77th minute. Not much time to make a mark, but Charlton's site said :

'After a quick throw, Obika spun sharply and saw one shot brilliantly blocked by a defender, before another was also foiled by some blue-shirted defiance'
 

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Came on in the 86th minute and scored in the 95th to give Charlton the win against Leeds. Good lad, Jon!
 

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Very nice piece about Jonny O after his winner yesterday:

http://www.cafc.co.uk/news/article/20130406-powell-on-leeds-win-757140.aspx#2230

Elated Addicks boss Chris Powell hailed late hero Jonathan Obika after Charlton’s dramatic win against Leeds United on Saturday.
Elated Addicks boss Chris Powell hailed late hero Jonathan Obika after Charlton’s dramatic win against Leeds United on Saturday.

Substitute Obika headed home an injury-time winner after Johnnie Jackson’s early opener was cancelled out by former Valley man Luke Varney nine minutes from time.

And Powell revealed that the striker had sounded him out in the build-up to the game in a bid to try and make a mark following his loan spell from Tottenham Hotspur.

“He knocked on my door yesterday after I named the team and he said asked what he needed to do to get in the team,” said the boss after the game.

“I told him in hindsight that I really should have unleashed him in one or two games, but told him in the remaining six games that he would get minutes, whether that’s from the start or coming off the bench.

“I wanted him to make an impact and show people what he was about. He had it tough in his first game and he hasn’t had maybe the game time he wanted or what Spurs would have liked.

He likes it here, he’s trained really well and is a good young professional and I think he certainly made that impact today.”

Shortly after replacing Callum Harriott around seven minutes from time, Obika tore down the right and centred for the unlikely Chris Solly whose second big goalscoring chance in a matter of moments was blocked by a defender.

And Powell was pleased with his role in the latter stages as managereless Leeds were eventually beaten at the death.

“From when he came on he made that run and I think everyone felt here’s someone that could maybe change the game for us, and he certainly did that today,” added Powell

“He deserves that because he has kept going. He hasn’t let his levels drop and that’s a good sign for him and his future career. So I’m really pleased for him and hope he can make a mark again in the remaining five games.”

The Addicks concluded a telling Championship week with a second home victory in eight days with a resolute 0-0 draw at Brighton & Hove Albion sandwiched inbetween.

And the seven-point haul lifted the club to 54 for the season and left the manager bursting with pride.

“I’m really pleased with the whole week. I was ecstatic with the performance by the players today,” he said.
 

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Came on after 65 mins and got assist for 4th goal.

Unlucky probably not to start after last week's goalt
 

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Great for the kid.

Bad for me as Charlton were the only team not to draw in my treble and stopped me winning £300.
 

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obika started and scored 3rd of Charlton's 4 goals - played the full 90 minutes79:00 Goal scored

BBC :

Goal - Jonathan Obika - Charlton 3 - 1 Bristol C Jonathan Obika finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close in. Charlton 3-1 Bristol City.
 

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Well his loan at Charlton gave him 2 starts plus 8 appearances off bench and 3 goals in the Championship

Shame he did not get more starts.
 

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Well pleased for the lad, proved that he could possibly carve out a career at championship level.