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  • Nickname:The Addicks
  • Founded:1905
  • Manager:José Riga
  • Ground:The Valley
  • Capacity:27111
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Dowie backs Rommedahl

12 Sep 2006 - 10:15:14

Charlton Athletic manager Iain Dowie thinks Dennis Rommedahl has a key role to play for the Addicks this season.

The 28-year-old Denmark international has flattered to deceive since arriving at The Valley from PSV Eindhoven two years ago and had been kept out of the first team by Darren Ambrose and Andy Reid in the opening weeks of the season.

However, a hamstring injury to Reid allowed Rommedahl to show his talents in Saturday's 2-1 defeat at Chelsea.

He set up Jimmy-Floyd Hasselbaink for the Addicks' goal at Stamford Bridge and Dowie told the club's official website: "Dennis did terrific at Chelsea and suited that role particularly well. Some of his deliveries were outstanding.

"I like to play with width and the ball he played in at the end was as good as anything you will see in the world.

"He has that ability plus frightening pace, and we are very pleased to have him on board.

"He's been very close to getting a start and he's certainly made a case to be pressing for a starting place."


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