Neal Ardley keen to keep Michael Smith at AFC Wimbledon

AFC Wimbledon manager Neal Ardley hints that he would like to extend the loan of Charlton Athletic forward Michael Smith.

AFC Wimbledon manager Neal Ardley has hinted that he would like to extend the loan of Charlton Athletic forward Michael Smith until the end of the season.

The 22-year-old joined the League Two club during the summer on a loan deal until January.

Ardley told the Hounslow Chronicle: "We're really pleased with Smudger and will speak to Charlton to see what they have planned for him.

"It's not up to just us. It's down to three parties - Charlton, the player and Wimbledon - it's not something that happens at the drop of a hat. We are trying to develop him and hopefully Charlton are happy with his progress."

Smith has scored seven goals in 17 appearances for Wimbledon this season.

Charlton manager Chris Powell watches his team against Inverness during a pre-season friendly on July 27, 2013
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