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Charlton set to beat Sunderland to signing of Championship player



Charlton Athletic are set to win the race for Preston North End striker Jayden Stockley, according to Bristol Live.

Stockley joined Preston from Exeter City in January 2019, after scoring 35 goals in 66 league games for the Grecians.

The 27-year-old has since made 71 appearances for North End, finding the net only nine times in a Preston shirt.

The striker has made only four league starts for Preston this season, and is behind the likes of Sean Maguire and Emil Riis in the pecking order.

Football League World exclusively reported this week that Sunderland and Hull City are interested in landing Stockley.

But according to Bristol Live, Sunderland, Hull and Bristol Rovers are set to miss out, with Stockley set to join Charlton on loan for the rest of the season.

Charlton are set to have another loan slot available to sign Stockley, with Alfie Doughty not set to return to the Valley on loan despite looking to set to join Stoke City on a permanent basis.

The Verdict

I really like the look of this signing.

Stockley was excellent in League Two for Exeter, but I don’t think he was ready to step up at the Championship at the time.

He is a real threat in the air and adds a real physical presence in the final third, so he would offer something different to what they have already.

Chuks Aneke, Omar Bogle and Conor Washington have scored a decent amount of goals this term, but Stockley would add even more goal threat.

Nottingham-based journalist who regularly covers Nottingham Forest home and away.

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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