Karl Robinson says Josh Umerah could solve Charlton’s striker shortage.

The Addicks academy graduate is on loan at Wycombe until January 15. He has scored in two successive games for the League Two side.

Umerah, 20, has just three senior appearances to his name for Charlton - and that total is set to increase if he keeps scoring goals for Wycombe. 

Rangers loanee Joe Dodoo has failed to live up to expectations with the Addicks unlikely to extend his loan deal in January.

When asked if Umerah could compete with star striker Josh Magennis in the second half of the season, Robinson said: “Yeah, if he keeps scoring goals, if he’s up there with the leading goalscorers in League Two, we’d be stupid not to [use him].

“Our head of welfare went down with [head of recruitment] Steve Gallen and spent a day with him. He did a progress report and Josh was happy, [Wycombe manager] Gareth Ainsworth was happy.

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“I know players there, I know Adebayo Akinfenwa very well. I’ve been speaking to him constantly and I know he’s been looking after him. And that’s one person you do want looking after you.

“I think Bayo Akinfenwa is the best bodyguard you can have in the Football League. So he’ll keep Josh’s feet firmly on the ground. We’re really pleased with him.”

Another young Charlton striker, Brandon Hanlan, is playing regularly with Colchester in League Two.

He has netted twice in six appearances.

Robinson added: “Brandon is scoring goals with Colchester, as well. So the loans have been important.

“We could've been selfish and kept them around for 10 minutes here, 15 minutes there.

“But we were proved right that these minutes are important for their development.”