Charlton Athletic’s director of football Steve Gallen has revealed that the club are keeping the January transfer window in the back of their mind as they plan for the months ahead, during a recent interview with the club’s official YouTube channel.
The Addicks have started the season well under Lee Bowyer and currently find themselves in fourth place after some impressive performances to date, with the likes of Jonny Williams and Conor Washington having put in some shrewd showings individually.
As with many other clubs in the third tier, there is always room for improvement – a fact that was seemingly acknowledged by Gallen in his recent interview, with the Charlton supremo stating the following about the upcoming January transfer window: “Of course, you always have to have one eye (on January). This is research for me now, November, first couple of weeks of December. Who’s out there? Who could improve us? Who could help us? Are they the right types?
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“I think again publicly it’s been said about the right types here. We signed a lot of men, a lot of winners, and I like that and so does Lee. I think we’ve got a good balance in the squad with age as well, some senior ones and some younger ones.”
Meanwhile, Bowyer is busy preparing his players for this weekend’s upcoming clash against Gillingham in League One, with the Addicks knowing that a win could take them as high as joint top if other results go their way.
The club certainly strengthened well during the summer after suffering the heartbreak of Championship relegation and have done equally well to bounce back from losing the likes of Lyle Taylor and Naby Sarr.
As many manager’s will know, the addition of one or two quality players midway through a season can make the world of difference when we get to the business end of the campaign and for that reason I expect Charlton to be busy in the winter window.
Aside from incomings, it will also be interesting to see if they can hold onto Alfie Doughty, with Celtic’s interest in the player seemingly not dwindling any time soon.