THE ADDICKS have announced that 12 players will be leaving the club at the expiration point of their contracts and loan deals.

Chris Gunter, Conor Washington, Adam Matthews, Ben Watson, Pape Souare, Stephen Henderson will all go onto the free-agent list, whereas Akin Famewo, Nile John, Elliot Lee, Jon Leko, Juan Castillo, Mason Burstow will return to their parent clubs.

Staying at the club is midfielder Jake Forster-Caskey who will continue with the Addicks next season after a one-year extension in his contract was triggered.

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Forster-Caskey said: “I'm delighted to be staying. It's an exciting time for the club and I can't wait to get going.

“I believe it is going to be a great season.”

The extended deal of the midfielder has been praised by the club's director of recruiting, Steve Gallen, who believes that there is more to come from Forster-Caskey.

Gallen, said: “I’m pleased we’re keeping Jake with us. All the Charlton fans know what a good player he is and he’s a great character to have around the club too.

“He’s been working hard to get back to full fitness, we’ve seen glimpses this season and now he has a full summer to get his head down and get back to the level we all know he can play.”

One-year extensions have also been given to Ryan Inniss, Josh Davison and Nathan Harness 

Meanwhile, George Dobson, Corey Blackett-Taylor and Ashley Maynard-Brewer are set to enter the final year of their contracts, but the club maintains the option to extend each of those contracts by a year at the end of the 2022/23 season.

Gallen added: “We have a group of players in place and our focus this summer is adding further quality to the squad.”

Jason Pearce has been offered a contract coaching in the club’s academy.

The club are also in ongoing negotiations with the representatives of Ben Purrington about a potential new playing contract.

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