Powell: Too early to say what future holds for Swindon loan midfielder
CHRIS Powell believes it is far too early to speculate on Danny Hollands’ long-term future after the midfielder joined Swindon on loan yesterday.
Hollands has agreed a temporary switch which will keep him with the League One promotion hopefuls until January 5, five days after the transfer window opens.
But Addicks boss Powell feels it would be wrong for anyone to make any assumptions at this stage that a permanent January switch could be on the cards for the player.
The Valley chief said: “He has only gone on loan, so obviously it depends on how that goes for him.
“Obviously when it is up I will be in discussions.
“He is our player so for you to mention will he still be here at the end of January, he has got to train and play for them first and see how that goes.
“They may express a wish to extend it, he might do or he might say ‘I don’t really want to stay’, I can call him back after 28 days, so there are so many different scenarios before we get anywhere near January and what happens then.
“He is going for game time and we will see what happens after initially 28 days and then after January 5.”
Powell also explained what prompted him to allow Hollands to hook up with Paolo Di Canio’s side.
“Obviously as the season has gone on we’ve looked at different things,” said the Charlton manager.
“Johnnie Jackson has moved inside, so that adds to the numbers there.
“Bradley Pritchard and Dale Stephens have sort of established themselves a little bit, so I’ve got them.
“Salim Kerkar can play in there as well and I’ve got Eggert Jonsson in for a minimum of 28 days.
“Danny obviously expressed his wish to get some game time and play so I just felt it would do him the world of good.
“It just shows that we can get a little bit stronger.
“We’ve got Andy Hughes, even though he is not fit but he is a central midfielder as well.
“Dorian Dervite has played in there, I can just keep going on.
“At the moment I felt it was right and wise for him to go out.
“He is still our player, he has gone there for six weeks but I can call him back after 28 days as well.
“I feel quite comfortable in doing that and I’m sure it will benefit everyone in the long term.”
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