Charlton Athletic have secured the service of Chris Maxwell on loan until the end of the 2018/19 season.
Lee Bowyer was dealt a major blow when Jed Steer was recalled by Aston Villa in recent weeks, leaving his Charlton side short of a goalkeeping option.
Now, the League One club have confirmed on their official website that they’ve secured the service of Maxwell on loan, with the 28-year-old goalkeeper arriving from Preston North End.
✍️ DONE DEAL
Welcome to Charlton, Chris Maxwell!
— Charlton Athletic FC (@CAFCofficial) January 8, 2019
Maxwell has made over 80 appearances across all competitions for Preston since 2016, including 11 at the start of the current season for Alex Neil’s side.
However, after a red card in the 1-1 draw with Ipswich Town in early November, the goalkeeper has lost his place in the side to Declan Rudd.
That’s allowed Charlton to swoop to sign him, filling a void in Bowyer’s promotion-chasing squad.
Here’s a look at some of the Charlton reaction to that transfer news…
Who else got excited….. then realised
— Daniel Burke (@Dan13lBu7k3) January 8, 2019
Ffs my heart was in my stomach when I saw done deal
— Clay (@claywaterman42) January 8, 2019
Welcome Chris. Although some may not be happy he could be replacing Phillips he chose us over a championship club which is great of him. A lot of people highly rating him so sounds a great signing ????
— Reece (@ReeCAFC15) January 8, 2019
If he starts on Saturday @Dillon_Phillips has to look for a loan move in January! It’s isn’t fair on him!! I just don’t get it!
— James Moignard (@jmoignard83) January 8, 2019
Quality replacement for Jed, fair play????
— Villans Opinions (@VillansOpinions) January 8, 2019
That’s great, but would be disappointed if Dillon automatically lost his place.
— Jimmy Seed (@JamesMSeed) January 8, 2019
Harsh on Dillon bla bla bla. If he was good enough he’d be undisputed no1. He isn’t so he’s not! You think Bowyer takes him out just for the sake of it?
— YOU REDS ???????????????????????????????????????? (@clubandcountry9) January 8, 2019
There's only one Dillon Phillips !
— Mendoncas right foot (@thereeljd) January 8, 2019