Sodje stint at an end

Last updated : 07 January 2010 By Chris Morris

Sheffield Wednesday striker Akpo Sodje has seen his loan spell at Charlton Athletic come to an early end due to the adverse weather conditions.

The tall front man who initially joined the Addicks for a month in mid November had his London stay extended to January 9th but the postponement of the promotion chasers home tie with Hartlepool on Saturday means that he may well have played his last game for the club.

Sodje’s Hillsborough contract is set to run out in the summer and the two clubs may well look to do another deal for the player. Akpo has intimated that he is happy at the Valley – he grew up in the area and has being playing in the same side as his brother Sam. He has been something of a success for Charlton, initially making an impression as an impact substitute scoring two goals and he has started the Addicks previous two matches.

Akpo’s time at Hillsborough has been riddled with injury and the club may be looking to cut their losses on the player with his contract due to expire shortly. However, since Sodje left for London the Owls have been far from prolific in front of goal without him. Luke Varney is the only Wednesday striker to have scored in last ten matches and he has now returned to parent club Derby County.  With the shot-shy Owls misfiring badly Wednesday may opt to hold onto the talisman to aid their Championship relegation battle.