Former Crystal Palace midfielder Joe Ledley is currently training with Charlton amid their recent injury crisis, according to South London Press reporter Richard Cawley.
Ledley has been without a club since he was released by Derby County in January 2019, but it now appears that Charlton are possibly considering a move for the midfielder who has made 77 appearances for the Welsh national team.
Lee Bowyer has seen his side’s league form suffer recently as a result of the club’s significant crisis – with the Addicks having dropped to 17th in the Championship table – and midfield is currently a problem area with the likes of Jonny Williams, Beram Kayal and Josh Cullen all out injured.
It now appears the Charlton boss could turn to Ledley in order to ease his side’s injury concerns, with the 32-year-old boasting over 250 Championship appearances to his name following spells at Cardiff and Derby.
Cawley took to Twitter on Thursday evening to reveal news of Ledley’s involvement with the Addicks.
Former Crystal Palace midfielder Joe Ledley is training with Charlton.
— Richard Cawley (@RichCawleySLP) December 5, 2019
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Plenty of Charlton fans responded to this with some of them very much welcoming the potential move, while some others suggested it might be a risk given Ledley’s lack of first-team action during the last year.
Here are some of their responses…
— oldmancharlton (@oldmancharlton) December 5, 2019
He came into Derby in similar circumstances and was up to speed in no time. And actually did really well
— Inquisitive Ram (@Inquisitive_Ram) December 5, 2019
Bowyer is a genius, fill the squad full of the Welsh, sign Bale!!!
— Daveboy_cafcnew (@cafcnew) December 5, 2019
I’d take him, Sod Kayel off and get Ledley in.
— Matt Isterling (@matt7391) December 6, 2019
I suggested that a week ago! Was told by someone (can’t remember who) that #cafc wouldn’t have the budget for a player who was unfit. My how things have changed!
— boblipscomb (@REDVALLEY9) December 5, 2019
Not for me, too old and won’t be match fit for weeks by which point players will be back. Pass
— smaclennan (@Maccn5) December 5, 2019
Strange bargain basement thing given the takeover
— McC #NotoIR35 (@McSkibby) December 6, 2019