Jojo Wollacott: I joined Charlton Athletic to develop my career

BY: Bernard Neequaye
Jojo Wollacott (right) after signing the contract
Jojo Wollacott (right) after signing the contract

Black Stars goalkeeper, Jojo Wollacott has described his move to Charlton Athletic as an easy decision which is aimed at developing his career.

The 24-year-old joined the English League Two side on a three-year deal following the expiry of his contract at Swindon Town.

“I’m delighted. It’s the sort of club that you always want to be at. You always have the ambition to play for such a high-profile club,” said Wollacott after his unveiling.

“Obviously walking around the stadium you can feel the magnitude of the club. I’m really happy to be here.

“Ben being here made it an easy decision. We had a really good season last year. Obviously, I know how he wants to play and I know how he wants his goalkeeper to play. I feel like, for the next step in my career, he can really develop my game.”

Wollacott has 10 caps for Ghana after making his international debut last year.

The goalkeeper came through the ranks at Bristol City and had a variety of loan spells outside of the EFL.

He joined then-League Two side Forest Green Rovers on loan in 2019/20, making his professional debut against Charlton at The Valley in the EFL Trophy.

He joined Swindon on an emergency loan in 2021, before signing a permanent deal with the Robins at the start of the 2021/22 season.