The Argus reports that Brighton & Hove Albion want to end Jake Forster-Caskey’s loan spell with Championship rivals Rotherham United, in order for him to join Charlton Athletic on a similar deal. The midfielder has only played seven times for the Millers, the last coming in November 2016.
A move to The Valley would see the 22-year-old central midfielder link up with Karl Robinson once again, who signed the player when manager of MK Dons last season. The former England Under-21 international needs regular football in the eye of Seagulls boss Chris Hughton.
Forster-Caskey will see his contract at the Amex Stadium expire at the end of this season and it would appear increasingly unlikely that he will be offered an extension with the promotion hopefuls. His last appearance in the Brighton first team came in the 1-1 away draw at Burnley in November 2015.
The creative midfielder made the move to the New York Stadium earlier this season, signed by then-manager Alan Stubbs. He has since left the club, with Kenny Jackett replacing him, before the former Wolverhampton Wanderers head coach elected to resign shortly into his tenure. Fitness coach Paul Warne is in caretaker charge at present but has shown no indication of his willingness to involve Forster-Caskey in his first team plans. Whilst he doesn’t want the job full time, Hughton wants to give Forster-Caskey a fresh start under a manager he knows and trusts in Robinson.
The last goal the player scored was in February 2016 in MK Dons’ 1-0 away victory at Derby County. The highlights of that game can be witnessed in the video below.