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Nathan Jones responds to Charlton Athletic’s decision to activate a contract extension that would keep the defender through 2025.

Lucas Ness’s contract has been extended by CHARLTON Athletic for one additional year, keeping him with the team through the summer of 2025.

three feet and three inches 22-year-old defenseman Ness has made 20 appearances for the Addicks in all competitions this season following stints on loan at Torquay United and Hampton & Richmond Borough.

Following a trial, Ness joined with the Metropolitan Police in 2020 and has made 43 appearances for Charlton.

Last season, Ness took home two player of the month honors.

On the Charlton website, manager Nathan Jones shared his response.

“We’re thrilled to secure Lucas,” he stated. He has spent the entire season as a member of the group and the team. He hasn’t played much since I took over since it’s really hard to turn around an undefeated team.

“That being said, we’re thrilled to have him. He’s a terrific guy who has worked his way up the ranks and is a strong defender.

“We’re thrilled to have him signed on for another year and extremely proud of him.”


Nathan Jones is responding to Charlton with force: “I think I’d make a better manager at Southampton.”

After a torturous tenure as Southampton’s manager, Nathan Jones is quietly rebuilding his career at Charlton Athletic away from the harsh limelight of the Premier League.

Nathan Jones is fighting back at Charlton: ‘I’m a better manager for time at Southampton’

Beginning in February, Jones resumed his managerial duties nearly a year to the day after he was fired after just 95 days in command by Premier League Southampton.

A young fan attempted to give him a large homemade mock-up of the UK’s P45 end-of-employment certificate during his final game there, a disappointing 2-1 loss at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers. Annoyed Southampton supporters joined in, chanting “Sacked in the morning” and “Nathan Jones, get out of our club.”

But Jones hopes to learn from the experience and use it to his advantage as a manager going forward. He feels he could have made a difference at Southampton if given the chance.

Jones signed a four-and-a-half year deal to succeed Michael Appleton, who managed Charlton for barely five months after succeeding Dean Holden. Since then, Jones has only lost once in 10 games.

Though they were on the verge of dropping to the fourth division of English football when he took over, the south-east Londoners, who were a top-flight team as recently as 2007, have managed to stay out of danger and there is genuine excitement as attention turns to the upcoming campaign.

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