On the face of it, we have to be quite pleased with this early transfer business. Two players signed up in positions that badly need attention (our defence is still a slice of Edam cheese though).
Ronnie Schwartz has an enviable record and Liam Millar comes with a good pedigree and desperately needed pace.
A young player on loan is always a gamble. Bowyer and his coaching team have a proven record of making young players better. The unknown is what you get in terms of character, personality and desire.
Young Dylan Levitt has struggled away from home, but Millar has a lot more experience in the upping sticks stakes, including leaving the country of his birth at 13, although his parents are with him in Liverpool.
Liverpool like Millar too, and it’s useful to know of what the parent club intentions are. Are they just shopping him around, trying to get him fit or do they want to realize potential with known influences.
Liverpool have just offered the 21-year old a new contract, which I’ll take as a very good sign. Proof will be in the pudding of course, but Liam once selected will be the first ever Canadian to play a first team game for Charlton.
Liam’s Dad Alan was in Charlton’s youth set up in the 90’s. He and his wife both work in the UK film and TV industry.
Good luck to Liam whilst he is with us in SE7.