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Todd Kane and Macauley Bonne

I do think it’s funny. We have the Sandgaard black box and we brought in ace-wheeler-dealer Andy Scott, and who do we sign? An ex-player, who we tried to sign in August and a player we have at least been in for twice previously.

According to the reliable Rich Cawley Coventry City’s Todd Kane, who is predominantly a right back and striker Macauley Bonne, who is now a free-agent, are due to sign for Charlton imminently.

Kane will be a loan, and is out of favour at Coventry. The Chelsea academy graduate had a telephone book of loan clubs before QPR signed him at the age of 26. He made 65 appearances for Rangers, before being sold to Coventry in 2021. He has played 41 times for Cov, 9 times this season. He can also play in midfield.

Bonne will divide fans, he was forced upon Lee Bowyer as a ‘project’ and Bowyer did not stand in the way when we got paid £2m by QPR in October 2022. He did score 11 goals in The Championship for us, but missed many more. Whilst on loan at Ipswich last season he scored 12 L1 goals.

This season he has featured 8 times from the bench before agreeing to sever his contract with QPR becoming a free agent.

Blackburn left back Tayo Edun is another loan possibility.

UPDATE: Bonne signs until the end of the season.

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  1. Bill Byford #

    I actually don’t mind this signing. Think back when he left , we signed Ronnie Swartz..
    We had Chuks as well.. so with Chuks burning time on the treatment table.. we need another striker, and Bonne has scored at this level.
    So there’s a few things to gain .

    January 11, 2023
  2. houndal #

    As we are clearly not looking long term, I am assuming these are loans/signings till the end of the season to try and better out chances of avoiding relegation.
    As such, I do not mind the signing of Bonne who as you say is marmite to fans after his twitter spat in the summer/after he left. I would though hate to see him with anything longer. Maybe Holden’s no nonsense approach can smooth out some rough edges. Lets be honest, he can hardly be a downgrade on Stockley.
    The other 2 guys mentioned would also appear good short term deals.
    But as you say we would hardly need Scott to sort these out.
    Would expect only outgoings from now on, to trim costs as far as possible.

    January 12, 2023
  3. MIKE WEST #

    Why does everyone have it in for Stockley? Last year he was the “Headmaster” with 20 goals. How is suddenly a bad player? What these moves say to me is no new money.

    January 12, 2023
    • Glyn Hopping #

      Shockley is clearly not the player he was last season One reason is that he hasn’t got Conor Washington to support him perhaps. But there has to be a major doubt over his long term fitness He barely leaves the ground in high ball challenges – this may well be a result of his subsequent long injury lay off.
      He doesn’t deserve the insults, but a little clarity on his true problem would help fan’s understanding

      January 12, 2023
      • Matt #

        Funny but commentary against Man Utd were praising Stockley for winning headers and holding the ball up well “the first time Charlton had done that all night” according to the commentator. I think the argument that we are not playing to his strenghts is more valid.

        January 12, 2023
    • Shadow Play #

      Stockley doesn’t seem to have fully recovered from last season’s injury plus neither Ben Garner or Dean Holden seem to play to his strengths. He needs balls in the air, we are playing balls to feet. He also needs to play as part of a forward pair with someone taking a defender off him or holding the ball up for him. Our 4-3-3 formation leaves a central striker up front on his own with false number 9s – be it CBT/JSR, Kirk or Fraser etc making late runs. He just doesn’t fit our style of play.

      January 12, 2023
  4. Nothing changes it seems, despite the background goings on. Still looking at loans for defenders, and out of work centre forwards !!!……Looks as though we will have to see some outgoings before thinking of spending any pennies and actually buying someone decent.

    January 12, 2023
  5. Clive Stanyon #

    Clearly no money available to actually buy anyone!

    January 12, 2023
  6. Matt #

    I think these are really positive signings, I don’t get the negativity. Bonne has the potential to bang goals in at this level and Kane is predominantly a championship level player. People saying no new money etc, are not paying the agents fees or their wages so think we should be a bit happier.

    January 12, 2023
  7. Very creative. Perhaps we can get Lyle Taylor back as well. ?

    January 12, 2023
  8. houndal #

    Look there will be no takeover any time soon, if at all.
    As such, and Sandgaard has confirmed, there will be no money spent on players this window, only short term loans till the summer to keep us in Div1.
    Who would come in wanting a long term deal when the manager only has till the summer?
    I am not surprised TS is gushing on the website, with a brucie bonus of £500k in his back pocket.

    January 12, 2023
  9. Shadow Play #

    Most of the goals Macauley Bonne scored for Ipswich were in the front half of the season, he seemed to start off with a point to prove and then his form tailed off and Ipswich were happy to let him return to QPR. As a Charlton player he got into good positions suggesting that he reads the game well, but he lacked a killer instinct in front of goal and blew too many one-on-ones for my liking. What also concerns me is that he lacks match fitness, he’s barely played for QPR this season – literally a few minutes off the bench here and there. How long before he gets up to match fitness?

    But we need a forward and these sort of players are either big bucks or you take a punt and neither Jayden Stockley nor Chuks Aneke are demonstrating the sort of form that makes them automatic starters.

    With Todd Kane we might be signing a player who gets games on his CV – he’s played for a few teams without ever making it and his record is basically prem team, then a decent championship team, followed by a struggling championship team to a league one outfit. Maybe this is his level?

    Both players strengthen our squad but neither are making me wildly excited.

    January 12, 2023

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