I was fortunate to be one of the people attending last night's Q&A session with Nigel Adkins.
It was a thoroughly enjoyable hour and a half in which the manager spoke quite open and honestly about all things Charlton.
In respect of specific questions about specific players he was as clear as he could without breaking the confidence or trust of those players much as one would hope and expect.
I was keen like many others to know why Chuks isn't starting and playing more games. Adkins was clear that he would like to start and play him more but there are reasons that he doesn't. It obvious that like all fans he sees Chuks as a great player at this level. It would seem that Aneke himself lacks confidence in his physical ability to play for long periods. I'm sure it's something that he is being helped with if so.
There's little point or need for me to go into too much detail about the session as it will be covered better elsewhere no doubt by people with better recall than myself.
Overall it was great to hear from the man himself and learn some more of his background, experience and football philosophy.
I found it all encouraging and feel reassured that Adkins is his own man who has a clear vision of what he wants to achieve and how.
As one might expect his thoughts and views appear very much aligned with Thomas's and that alone is reassuring.
Whatever the outcome of Sunday's final League One games I think we can look forward to a bright and interesting future.
Come On You Reds!