Charlton pair sign new deals

Charlton manager Chris Powell has been boosted by the news that

two players have signed new contracts.

French defender Dorian Dervite has a new deal which keeps him at

The Valley until June 2014, while young player of the year Callum

Harriott has agreed a three-year contract.

Dervite began his career with Lille and has also played for

Tottenham and Villarreal before being handed a contract by Powell

after impressing on trial last season.

The 24-year-old scored three goals in 31 appearances for the

Addicks last campaign, some of them coming in midfield after he was

drafted in as emergency cover in that position.

Harriott secured a regular place in the Charlton team towards

the end of the season, scoring two goals in 14 games and he

admitted he was thrilled.

“I’m absolutely delighted to sign a new contract,” the

19-year-old told the club’s official website.

“I’m overwhelmed. It was a fantastic season for me and it’s

great to agree a new deal. Charlton is a great club – I enjoy it

here and I love the supporters.

“I’m already thinking about next season, and I want to stay in

the team and keep playing as many games as possible.”