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3 Charlton Athletic transfers in or out that could happen next month



Charlton Athletic have motored up the League One table since Johnnie Jackson took the reins in October.

The gap to the play-off places is eight points at present, providing an uphill battle in the second half of the season but one that with some shrewd additions in the January transfer window, the group will believe they can come out on top of.

The Addicks assembled a deep squad for the campaign, after having a very successful final week of the summer window with Harry Arter, Elliot Lee, Jonathan Leko and Sam Lavelle arriving in South London.

Here, we have taken a look at three Charlton Athletic transfers that could happen next month…

Elliot Lee

Elliot Lee has been an immediate fans favourite at The Valley and was one of the only consistent performers in the first 13 league games of the campaign under Nigel Adkins.

Mirroring a situation from last season with Andrew Shinnie, Lee is on loan in SE7 from Luton Town with his contract running out in the summer. Therefore, there is a chance to make the deal permanent in January and free up an additional loan slot for Charlton to bolster the squad.

It appears that this would be an attractive option for both parties.

Charlie Kirk

Marquee summer signing Kirk has struggled to settle in South London since his arrival from Crewe Alexandra.

The 23-year-old has managed just five league starts and has not been involved in matchday squad on six occasions despite no public fitness issues.

With Jackson’s 3-1-4-2 system making it harder for wingers to break into the team, a loan move may be considered to provide regular game time for the precocious talent.

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Loan market

If Lee joins on a permanent basis, Charlton will have two potential loan slots to fill. You can bring in more than five players on loan, but only a quintet of loanees are allowed to be selected in a matchday squad. With defensive concerns over the likes of Ryan Inniss, Sam Lavelle, Adam Matthews and Jason Pearce in recent weeks, another centre back may be drafted in to provide cover.

Alternatively further depth could be acquired at the top of the pitch. Charlton only have three senior strikers in Jayden Stockley, Conor Washington and Josh Davison with youngster Mason Burstow earning a couple of cameos in the last month or so.

A more high profile option to provide competition for places with Washington and Stockley would be a healthy addition. Fulham’s Jay Stansfield may be made available for loan in January and location wise Charlton could be an attractive destination.

Passionate Football League obsessive and long-suffering Charlton Athletic supporter.

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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