Former Charlton Athletic defender Jonathan Fortune joins Ryman League Chatham Town following his release from Barnet
Jonathan Fortune in action for Charlton in
Chatham boss Kevin Watson
believes the signing of former Charlton Athletic defender Jonathan
Fortune is a win-win deal for all concerned.
Fortune has made than 100
appearances in the Premier League and has been friends with
player-boss Watson since the pair played together in the youth team
They were back playing together
last weekend as 32-year-old Fortune made his Chatham debut – as a
striker – in the 1-1 draw at AFC Sudbury.
Fortune has been out of action
since leaving League 2 Barnet in January. He started the season as
captain under former Bees boss Mark Robson.
Watson said: "It’s probably not
long-term but he wasn’t playing and wanted to stay fit.
"It works both ways. It’s
beneficial to him and us and when he arrived, it brought a lift to
"He comes with a big reputation
because of what he had done in the past. There has been pressure on
him throughout his professional career but he’s come here to enjoy
himself and to play with more of a free spirit."
Chatham are at home to Soham Town
in Ryman League, Division 1 North on Saturday.
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