Charlton are in talks with Preston over a deal to sign Jayden Stockley, according to South London Press.
Lee Bowyer’s men are the joint second highest goalscorers in League One, but have already added Danish frontman Ronnie Schwartz and Liverpool winger Liam Millar to their squad this month.
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Stockley moved to Preston from Exeter, where he scored 51 times in 98 appearances, two years ago, although the striker has generally struggled at Deepdale, finding the net on nine occasions.
His poor goalscoring form has seen him starved of opportunities under Alex Neil – with Stockley making just four Championship starts for the Whites this term, and none in the previous month.
He did start the recent FA Cup third-round defeat at Wycombe, but that outing at Adams Park could turn out to be his last in a Preston shirt – with a move to Charlton on the cards.
Here’s how the Charlton faithful have been reacting on Twitter to the news of Stockley’s possible arrival:
Another striker, Doesn’t bowyer know we’ve got about 10 of them…
— Tommy May (@tommymay00) January 22, 2021
That's the least of our worries, we need a decent centre mid to control out midfield.
— Andrew (@GiboGiboGibz) January 22, 2021
Not pretty but pretty effective. Still concerned as we need a CB more – I can’t handle another Pearce disasterclass!
— Steve Maclennan (@Maccn5) January 22, 2021
Bows must be watching different games of football to us
— Matt Jones (@cafcjonez91) January 22, 2021
Im all for signing strikers.. But we need to stop the goals going in the other end first 😂
— Elliott Crabb (@EllCrabb) January 22, 2021
Don't get this one tbh, it's obvious where our problem's are.
— Mendoncas right foot (@thereeljd) January 22, 2021
Very good signing
— Ryan (@uptheaddicks9) January 22, 2021
Conceding goals for fun and Bowyer’s out there signing our 7th striker to play 2-4-4 on Saturday https://t.co/h2sQ7ElsSz
— Aaron (@aaronpaul90) January 22, 2021
Don’t get me wrong he’s a quality player and caused us so many problems last season. But we need a CB! https://t.co/5vxD1Lr4hg
— Connor Winter (@connorwinter123) January 22, 2021