Charlton have confirmed that striker Nicky Ajose has left the club to join League Two Mansfield on loan until the end of the season.
The form of Karlan Ahearne-Grant and Lyle Taylor has meant the 27-year-old has been restricted to substitute appearances on the whole this season and he last featured on Boxing Day for the Addicks.
Therefore, the player wanted regular first-team football and the League One side announced on their website this afternoon that he would be joining the Stags.
Boss Lee Bowyer admitted it was a move that suits all parties and praised the attitude of the former Swindon man.
“It’s been difficult for Nicky here obviously with the strikers we’ve got and the way they are playing. I think it was best for both parties for him to go on loan.
“To be fair to him he’s been a great pro and a good person around the place, I can’t knock him in any way. Hopefully he goes and scores goals and they get promotion. I wish him all the best.”
He will be linking up with a Mansfield side who are fifth in the table and could be involved against Crawley Town tomorrow.
As Bowyer says, this is a move that suits everyone concerned and it’s good for Ajose who needs to be playing each week.
It’s understandable why he is struggling for game time at The Valley but this gives him a new challenge and one he will be looking forward to.
Ajose should be a very good signing for a League Two side and he will now hope to play his part in making it a memorable season for his new club.
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