Charlton have received a huge boost with the news defender Chris Solly has signed a new four-year contract.

The 22-year-old right-back, who has twice been named Charlton's player of the year and has in the past been linked with moves to Fulham and West Ham, has committed himself to The Valley until 2017.

Delighted Addicks manager Chris Powell told the club's official website: "I'm really pleased we've managed to get Chris done. It's fully deserved after his exploits over the last couple of seasons since I've been here.

"It's important to get your players, especially young players that have made an impression, tied down to the club and he's an academy product that has blossomed in the side and has gone from strength to strength.

"It's always important and it's a good sign that we've been able to do it and I'm really pleased for Chris because now he can fully concentrate on his football.

"Chris is obviously a fan favourite and deservedly so after the two seasons he's had and also being player of the year twice as well which is no mean feat.

"He's very important to me and my plans moving forward with this club and I truly believe with Chris signing and other young players signing our future is bright."