When you say younger players, which one's exactly?
"There is a case for one or two younger players who are close to getting a chance but I haven't had a chance to think about my team yet for Tuesday."
So, who does Parky mean?
We already have a 23-year old in goal, he could replace him with Randolph, who is a year younger but despite our candid camera defending Charlton fan Elliott appears to be the fan's favourite number one. The enigma that is Kelly Youga is also 23, and two years older than the less flamboyant but more consistent Grant Basey. Then at right back we have the disenchanted and so called bad egg Yassin Moutaouakil. Honestly give me Moots over Agent Butterfingers any day of the blimmin' week.
It's hard to imagine that Parky refers to Jack Clark or Aswad Thomas when he talks about younger players. Clark has just signed a pro-contract and Thomas hardly set the world alight at Lewes, who prop up the Conference, which I reckon will end up being Thomas' place of employment next season.
Harry Arter is at Welling on loan, made Charlton famous because of his Uncle Scott, he too will probably depart at season-end, then there is Josh Wright, who is out of favour with Parky after a row. Perhaps Parky was thinking of Jonjo, who he'd just dropped or maybe it's time for young holding midfielder Rashid Yussuff. It would make sense to me at least to play Toks over ZZ, Ambrose, Holland and Soares. Alex Stavrineau is in the same boat as Clark, but the youth captain could be bench ready.
Scott Wagstaff has kind of been forgotten, he looked lightweight when I've seen him and I think maybe Div 3 is still beyond him, but if he's going to stay, then I'd rather watch him than Soares, although I think Sam should start tonight.
And finally upfront, more rough diamonds than younger players Fleetwood and Dickson to both start up front would at least stir some kind of anticipation from those that make the sombre journey to Reading tonight.