Thomas: Charlton agreed fee with Fulham

Thomas said: “I think Charlton and Fulham had got as far as agreeing a fee but for some reason the deal didn’t go through.

“I’m glad because I never wanted to leave and feel I can be a big success at Charlton.

“Les (Reed) basically told me I wasn’t needed at the club, which was disappointing because he was my manager at England youth level.

“But things can turn around quickly in football and I’m enjoying playing for Alan Pardew.”