The Republic of Ireland U21 international has established himself in Charlton’s starting XI and stood out once again in the 2-0 home win against high-flying Barnsley on Saturday. Jamie Ward, the Northern Irish forward on loan from Nottingham Forest, was certainly impressed.
“A lot of credit to the (defence). Josh Cullen in front of them, brilliant,” Ward told London News Online after Charlton secured a clean sheet against the second most prolific side in League One.
“They’ve all put their bodies on the line, they’ve got blocks in. A clean-sheet goes a long way in this league. We’ve come up against a very good side in Barnsley who have got some very good attacking players. We’re delighted about that.”
London News Online reported last week that Cullen’s wages could prove a potential stumbling block to Charlton’s hopes of signing him on a permanent basis.
And it remains to be seen what West Ham’s plans are for the former Bradford and Bolton loanee. The Hammers will need to replace Mark Noble eventually and Cullen’s energy, commitment and will to win marks him out as a potential option.
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