Charlton could sign Queens Park Rangers striker Paul Smyth before Friday’s deadline, according to West London Sport.
The 23-year-old frontman enjoyed a loan spell at Wycombe last season prior to lockdown, but scored just once in 21 appearances which came on his debut against Bolton back in August.
Since returning from his brief spell at Adams Park, Smyth has been involved in four Rangers matches this term – all as substitute – and would appear to be in search of more regular game-time.
West London Sports believe that due to the signings of attacking trio Albert Adomah, Chris Williock and Macauley Bonne, the Northern Ireland international will be allowed to leave Loftus Road.
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Smyth has scored twice in 23 games for the R’s – with the majority of those coming in the 2017-2018 campaign.
The report suggests that Charlton failed in an attempt to sign Smyth in January, but remain interested and are confident of completing a deal in the coming days.
If Smyth remains at QPR until January, it’s likely that he’ll be used as a bit-part player.
Neither Willock or or Adomah were involved at Sheffield Wednesday in the R’s previous Championship match and Smyth still couldn’t get any minutes at Hillsborough, so bringing their additions into the equation, it’s difficult to see where his next minutes are coming from.
Meanwhile, Charlton have just three recognised senior strikers at the club, so Smyth’s opportunities should significantly more regular at The Valley.