West Brom's Sam Field raves about Jonathan Leko's 'new lease of life' on loan at Charlton

Jonathan Leko (L) and Sam Field of West Bromwich Albion look on prior to the Premier League match between Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion at the Bet365 Stadium on September 24, 2016 in...

The Baggies academy graduates are both away from The Hawthorns on loan this season.

Jonathan Leko (L) and Sam Field of West Bromwich Albion look on prior to the Premier League match between Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion at the Bet365 Stadium on September 24, 2016 in...

West Bromwich Albion midfielder Sam Field has spoken very highly of Baggies teammate and fellow Charlton loanee Jonathan Leko, believing the forward has "been given a new lease of life" at the London club (official WBA website).

The West Brom duo both joined the Addicks on season-long loans on transfer deadline day this summer and have done well for Lee Bowyer's charges, Field making eight appearances in all competitions and Leko notching up 10, all in the Championship, registering two goals and two assists along the way.

 

 

Leko was in and around the Albion first team last season, making seven senior outings, but just three of those were in the league for a total of 55 minutes (Transfermarkt), with most of his first-team action concentrated around the cup competitions.

"I’m really happy for Jonathan," the £1.3million ace (Transfermarkt) told the WBA website. "I’ve known him a long time now and he’s done really well here. He’s really showing the signs of the player we first saw when he broke into the Albion team. He’s kept his head down and worked really hard and it looks as if he has been given a new lease of life."

Up next for Charlton are games against Derby next Saturday and away at Bristol City on Wednesday 23 October before West Brom host the Addicks at The Hawthorns on Saturday 26 October, though the Baggies duo will not be able to play against their parent club.

General View of The Hawthorns before the match between West Bromwich Albion and Wigan Athletic at The Hawthorns on December 26, 2018 in West Bromwich, England.

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