Charlton Life and Twitter have best been avoided this week, let alone the Facebook page as Charlton fans have been besides themselves over the lack of transfer activity this month. Throw last night’s Championship scores into the mix and we’ve had almost total meltdown today.
Truth is January is a tortuous month to sign players in the window and very little business will be done until the closing days.
Today at least it came out in public that we have made a bid Bristol Rovers striker Jonson Clarke-Harris. Possibly Tom Lockyer helping out behind the scenes there. Of course plenty of Addicks think that Clarke-Harris is a replacement for Lyle Taylor, which would be a Michael Gliksten move let along a Roland Duchatelet one.
The club do expect bids for Taylor, although one suitor, Bristol City appear at the front of the line for Nahki Wells.
There’s also rumour that Rangers midfielder Greg Docherty is on his way down from Scotland to sign on loan tomorrow. No news on Marcus Maddison for whom Peterborough have agreed a fee with three clubs, including Charlton.
Other players in the mix apparently are young strikers Troy Parrot from Spurs and Adam Idah from Norwich. Watford’s exciting young midfielder Tom Dele-Bashiru another mentioned, but they can’t all sign on loan. As Steve Gallen once said for every player that signs they also have to have a b, c, d, e, f, g and h back-up plan.
The next two days will not be for the lighthearted.