Konchesky's future in doubt
By Paul Higham. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Paul Konchesky's Charlton future is still uncertain after Alan Curbishley said he could not guarantee him first team football.
Konchesky looked like leaving last season when he spent time on loan at Tottenham, but returned to The Valley.
He played the first game of the current season for The Addicks, but has had to sit on the bench since then.
Konchesky's continued desire to play at left back is hindering his progress, as Curbishley is eager for him to play left midfield.
"Paul broke into the side at 16 and played for England two years ago in a side that had Danny Murphy and Francis Jeffers," said Curbishley.
"He sacrificed a lot to get into the side and played wide left - and you saw against Norwich how well he can do there.
"He can play there but he's come to see me and told me he really wants to play left-back and be in direct competition for the spot.
"But I think he's got the legs, knowhow and finishing ability to play in midfield. But he wants to fight for the left-back spot.
"He did come off the transfer list at the end of last season because as soon as he came back from Spurs he got back in the side - playing the majority of those games at left-midfield.
"So, we'll have to see what happens with that. But I can't guarantee any player a place in the side."