Date: 23rd March 2021 at 12:50pm
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David Prutton has been speaking on the latest edition of Sky Sports’ EFL Podcast about all things from the Championship, One and .

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An easy one to kick off our quiz on the 2020 summer transfer window in the EFL, which player left Birmingham City to join Borussia Dortmund?

One of the topics that he spent some time on was Charlton Athletic’s appointment of Nigel Adkins after Lee Bowyer left the club to join Birmingham City.

The Addicks acted swiftly and brought Adkins to the club as they secured a draw in his first game against AFC Wimbledon.

Prutton revealed that he thinks that this is a good move from Charlton.

He said: “Having spent time with Nigel and spoken to players that have worked for him, it’s that outward glow that really does motivate players, does lift a place.

“It’s a team with a really realistic expectation of being in the mix up at the end of the season.

“I mean, we’re talking about him as a personality; let’s not detract from what he’s like as a coach, and as a motivator and as a man to put teams together – that track record speaks for itself. So it all sounds very, very optimistic, very early doors.”

Jonathan Oakes then added his brief thoughts on Adkins and Charlton.

“I’m really optimistic that this could be a marriage made in heaven, to be honest with you.”

Are you happy with Adkins' arrival?

Yes, he could be the man to get us promoted

Yes, he could be the man to get us promoted

No, he isn't that good

No, he isn't that good

TIF Thoughts on Adkins…

If you look at Adkins’ managerial record in League One, you can see that he has achieved promotion three times across four seasons in the third tier.

In 163 matches at this level, he has won 85 and has picked up an average of 1.8 points per League One game, so everything looks pretty good for with Adkins.

Charlton currently sit in sixth place in the table but have played two more games than Portsmouth directly below them, so while there are to be no guarantees at this stage, considering Adkins’ track record, we think that he could be the right man for the job.