BEN PURRINGTON has told fans he is "proud" that he was able to play a part in the history of the Addicks.

The defender will leave Charlton once his contract expires at the end of the month after playing 115 times for the club.

The 25-year-old was part of the team that won promotion to the Championship in 2019, beating Sunderland in the play-off final at Wembley and even scoring an important equaliser in the match.

He said: "I’ve loved my time at Charlton.

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"During my four seasons, I’ve made some of the best memories I could wish for in my career, both collectively as a team and individually.

"I’m proud to have played a small part in the history of Charlton, to play over 100 times for the club and pull the shirt on that many times has been an honour and a privilege.

"The day at Wembley is one that I’ll never forget – the crowd, the atmosphere, the buzz about the place – it was good to give something back to the fans that day.

"Hopefully, there will be many more times like that in the future for Charlton when, fingers crossed, they climb the leagues again."

The Addicks added a good luck message to the defender, a statement read: "The club would like to thank Ben for his efforts over the past three and a half years and wish him all the very best in his future career."

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