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Paul Elliott story makes a comeback

3 weeks after it was denied, it now does appear that the club are set to offer Paul Elliott the role of Charlton chairman. A lot of people scoffed at the original Daily Mirror story, but to me it was always strange that The Mirror, had bothered themselves with the story in the first place, which one would assume was well sourced.

Both Sky and The Mirror are reporting it today that Elliott will be appointed club chairman once the “financial terms are concluded.” An interesting 4 words there. Michael Slater’s role in club affairs has definitely reduced since Kevin Cash allegedly withdrew his investment. Expect Slater now to disappear from view.

Back on the playing front Chris Powell today signed a much needed defensive reinforcement in Dan Seaborne from Southampton. The ex-Exeter player can play centre or left back and I expect to see him fit into the left back space on Sunday with Solly and Morrison reverting to their more familair roles.

Seaborne missed a lot of last season with a serious head injury after being attacked in a nightclub and he hasn’t played regular football since the season Southampton went up from League One, so there may be a question of match-fitness although he has played in all of the Saints League Cup games this season.

Charlton have also signed trialist Courtney Harris. The 21-year old attacking midfielder was with Fulham last season and will form part of Nathan Jones’  U21 Professional Development squad.

A couple of players also left on loan this week. Striker Michael Smith went to Conference side Newport County and scored on his debut. Then today the ever-patient John Sullivan finally got his loan move and signed for Colchester United for a month.

UPDATE: Midfielder Eggert Jonsson has also been signed on a month’s loan from Wolves. He has played twice for Wolves this season, but 3 times for Iceland.

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