Filipino-English goalkeeper Neil Etheridge got a nice present at the start of the new year after receiving a contract extension from his club in United Kingdom.
Second-tier club Charlton Athletic on Friday extended its loan for Etheridge, who had previously signed a contract with third-tier squad Oldham Athletic until December 30.
Charlton, however, didn’t specify the length of Etheridge’s stay with the team.
Etheridge has appeared in two matches for Charlton which is currently 13th out of the 24 teams in the Football League Championship.
After a six-year stint with boyhood club Fulham in the Premier League, Etheridge had a difficult time finding a new club before signing with Oldham Athletic and being loaned by Charlton last November.
Once the Philippines’ top goalkeeper, Etheridge fell out of the national team after having a rift with Azkals coach Thomas Dooley in a controversy which also saw the departure of fellow foreign-based players Stephan Schrock and Dennis Cagara.