Neil Etheridge; Debut v Cardiff

Congratulations to Neil Etheridge who made his first team debut for Charlton on Friday afternoon

Full Name: Neil Leonard Dula ETHERIDGE

Squad Number: 44

Valiant Number: 790

Manager: Bob Peeters

Date: Friday 26th November 2014

Opposition: Cardiff City

Ground: The Valley

Competition: Sky Bet Championship (Tier 2)

Timing: Played from start

Position: Goalkeeper

Score at introduction: 0-0

Score at completion: 1-1

Impact: In goal for whole game and got better as the game went on. Made a few catches from crosses but didn’t have too many saves to make. Not at fault for their goal as Adeyemi was gifted a free header. Quick off his line and quick in distribution but had a couple of wayward kicks.

Manager’s Quote: We changed Nick Pope because he was a bit unlucky in the last few games so we played our third goalkeeper Neil Etheridge and I think he was fantastic today so that will give him a boost

Date of Birth: 07/02/1990

Place of Birth: Enfield

Age at Debut: 24 years 322 days

Previous Clubs: Chelsea [youth], Fulham 0, Leatherhead [loan] 1, Charlton Ath. [loan] 0, Bristol Rovers [Loan] 12, Crewe Alex. [Loan] 4, Oldham Ath. 0

Development: 3 years in the Chelsea academy then signed by Fulham. All league appearances have been for loan clubs.

Internationals: 1 match for England U16s. 43 full matches for the Philippines; he qualifies as his mother comes from the Philippines.

Charlton Status: Signed on loan on 27th November 2014 to help cover in the absence of injured keeper Stephen Henderson. The loan agreement with Oldham lasts until 30th December 2014. Etheridge had been an unused substitute in Charlton’s previous four matches. He had been on loan at Charlton before; in March 2011 Chris Powell borrowed him from Fulham following injuries to Rob Elliot and Ross Warner. However he was recalled six days later having been an unused substitute in two matches.


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