Charlton Athletic tries to turn one of his six loan deals into a permanent swap + boss Bowyer comments on winger transfers
BY RICHARD CAWLEY
Charlton Athletic is working to turn one of his loans into a permanent deal – to make sure all of his signings can feature on a matchday.
The Addicks have six temporary signings on their books after adding Arsenal midfielder Matt Smith, 20, on Monday.
And EFL rules state that only five players on loan can be named to a match day squad.
Charlton already had Liam Millar (Liverpool), Jayden Stockley (Preston North End), Ian Maatsen (Chelsea), Andrew Shinnie (Luton) and Akin Famewo (Norwich) in their ranks before going after Smith, who cut his back. stay with his compatriot League. A Swindon outfit.
Center-back Famewo is close to a return from a quad injury but could secure a U23 exit before returning to a day squad.
“We’re trying to make it permanent,” Addicks manager Lee Bowyer said. “Because if they’re all in good shape at the same time, someone has to miss it. And it’s not easy, because they’re all good players and they all bring something a little different to us.
“It will be difficult to leave one aside. But we have three young people there who sometimes need a rest, and we have the backup to maybe be able to do it. We have a few weeks from Saturday to Saturday, but after that I’m sure it will be relentless again.
“Akin has just come back now and we can’t rush this so that he ends up collapsing in a week or two.” We are going to get it right.
Scottish midfielder Shinnie is on contract at the end of the season and does not appear to have a future at Kenilworth Road.
Stockley has impressed since arriving recently, but is under contract with North End until the summer of 2022.
Left-back Maatsen is locked up at Chelsea until 2024 and seems the least easily accessible of all on loan.
Charlton could make his Diallang Jaiyesimi debut in Rochdale tomorrow.
The Addicks triggered a release clause in the 22-year-old’s contract at Swindon Town.
The former young Dulwich Hamlet, whose family lives in Peckham, cost a six-figure fee.
Bowyer reckons that Jaiyesimi, who scored against his new club in the 2-2 draw at The Valley in December, can operate anywhere in the attacking areas of the pitch.
“I don’t think he has a better position,” he said. “Against us he played in the lead in a two. He can play in wide areas and as a number 10.
“He’s someone who is going to be a little unpredictable in possession.
“It was last-minute.com in terms of getting close to the deadline. But the most important thing is that we brought him in. It is an asset on a long term contract.
“We have to develop it and improve it, which I think we will. This is what we are doing here. He seems to be a good boy.
Charlton failed to move Crewe winger Charlie Kirk. And Josh Morris had traveled to London so he could sign – but Fleetwood was unable to bring in a replacement.
Bowyer said: “Each party must be part of the agreement [for Kirk]. There was a part that prevented him from passing.
“Josh was another one that interested us. I think Fleetwood had a deal that went wrong and didn’t get him out.
“He’s a good player with a nice left foot.
“He has a good experience in this league and scores goals. It just did not happen.
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