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Charlton’s 3 best loan signings from the last 5 years

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Before Lee Bowyer transformed the club’s fortunes last season, Charlton fans had endured a tough time over recent years.

With issues over the ownership and a relegation from the Championship, there hasn’t been much to shout about.

However, there were still some positive signings over this time, including a few loan additions, and Bowyer has even had success of his own on the loan front too.

Here we look at the best three loan signings from the last five years:

Jay Dasilva

England U21 international Dasilva had two separate loan spells at The Valley between 2017 and 2018.

The young left back made his Charlton debut against Millwall in January 2017 and went on to make 10 appearances for the Addicks that season.

He was then re-signed by manager Karl Robinson for the next campaign, where Dasilva really came into his own.

Displaying a solidity in defence but also an ability to get forward from the back and attack down the left flank, the youngster’s performances were of such quality that he won the 2018 Player of the Year Award.

Unfortunately for the Charlton faithful, the Luton-born defender went on loan to Championship Bristol City for last season, and was snapped up on permanent basis over the summer.

Conor Gallagher

Chelsea youngster Gallagher was loaned by manager Lee Bowyer over the summer for his first taste of senior football.

Bowyer himself stated that it was gamble due to the fact he had no previous senior experience under his belt.

However, his Charlton career has got off to a flying start, already scoring four goals and providing one assist in just ten starts.

His persistence and energy has proved a thorn in the side of Championship defenders.

Indeed, his boss has certainly been impressed. He told talkSPORT:

“Whatever you tell him he does and I just keep encouraging him to get in the box, and things are falling for him at the moment.

“His willingness and work rate are unreal, so he’s fitted in really well.

“He’s still learning though – he needs to learn – but he’s been a great addition for us.”

Krystian Bielik

Polish youngster Bielik was signed by manager Karl Robinson on a season-long loan deal from Arsenal for the 2018-19 campaign.

Having failed to make a single appearance for Walsall after joining for the second half of the previous campaign, no doubt fans will have had their doubts over the signing.

However, he hit the ground running, grabbing the winner against Southend in early September, and went on to put in consistently solid performances over the season.

Making 31 appearances in total and scoring three goals, he even picked up the Man of the Match award in the play-off final as the Addicks beat Sunderland to win promotion to the Championship.

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