Francis Coquelin; DEBUT V LEEDS

Congratulations to Francis Coquelin who made his first team debut for Charlton on Tuesday Night

Squad Number: 12

Valiant Number: 788

Manager: Bob Peeters

Date: Tuesday 4th November 2014

Opposition: Leeds United

Ground: Elland Road

Competition: Sky Bet Championship (Tier 2)

Timing: 61st Minute sub for Yoni Buyens

Position: Defensive Midfielder

Score at introduction: 0-1

Score at completion: 2-2


Manager’s Quote:  “I think he showed a bit of quality. We brought him on because Jordan Cousiins and Yoni Buyens had a yellow card and I was worried they would get a second yellow and leave us with 10 men.  I think Coquelin showed that he is a good player and his work ethic is very good. That’s very important and he can only grow once he gets to know the boys and the system we want to play.”

Date of Birth: 13th May 1991

Age at Debut: 23 years 125 days

Previous Clubs: Arsenal 21, Lorient (loan) 24 (1), SC Freiburg (loan) 16.

Development: French player who played youth football for A.S. Bourney Laval and Stade Lavallois. Signed for Arsenal in July 2008. Has represented France at all levels from U17 to U21.

Charlton Status: Signed a loan deal until 1st December 2014 on 3rd November.


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