Konchesky hints at Addicks exit
By Peter O`Rourke. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
CHARLTON ace Paul Konchesky has warned the club he could leave The Valley if he does not have a settled role in the side.
Konchesky, who was used in midfield for most of last season, is keen to establish himself at left back to help bolster his international chances.
The Addicks ace has been left out of Sven Goran Eriksson's plans recently since making his debut against Australia in February.
The 22-year-old sees his best chance of breaking into the senior England set-up by playing at left back and he wants to be playing in that position regularly with his club.
Konchesky is frustrated at playing out of position and admitted he will hold talks with Addicks boss Alan Curbishley if the situation does not improve.
"I think next season will be a big one for me," admitted Konchesky. "I need to nail down a place as a starter for Charlton and in my position.
"If it does not happen I will have to tell them I need to move on.
"I have always been a left back and, even though it has not always been the case for England, there is a lot of strong competition for that position now.
"I have ambitions to break into the senior squad and stay there and I need to be playing at left back for my club to do that."
Konchesky's comments are sure to alert a number of Premiership clubs to his possible availability with Liverpool and Newcastle linked with him in the past.