Powell: Solly is staying at Charlton

  • Last Updated: July 14 2012, 14:37 BST

Charlton boss Chris Powell has dismissed rumours that defender Chris Solly could be set to leave The Valley this summer.

Chris Solly: Staying at Charlton

Questions have been raised about Solly's future after the Addicks snared right-back Lawrie Wilson from Stevenage earlier this month.

However, Powell insists strength in depth will be key for the newly-promoted side and he has no intention of letting Solly go.

"Every manager wants two players for every position and that is how I see it," Powell told the South London Press.

"We all ran out of superlatives for Chris Solly last year - and he's going nowhere as far as I'm concerned.

"I know last season I was almost on tenterhooks that Chris wouldn't get injured because I didn't really have anyone else - I didn't want to put Michael Morrison out there and Andy Hughes was carrying an injury.

"I'm comfortable now that I've got two players who can fit in seamlessly there."