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Loan woe for Charlton manager
CHRIS Powell has revealed the Addicks have suffered some recent knockbacks in the loan market.
Charlton have been down to the bare bones this season after key players such as Chris Solly, Yann Kermorgant, skipper Johnnie Jackson and experienced defender Leon Cort were struck down with injuries.
This has led Powell to scour the loan market high and wide - without much success to date.
The Valley supremo said: “I’m not going to go down the route of who and what but you enquire, you get knockbacks and you put the phone down.
“I’m looking but also I’ve got to put trust in the good players I’ve got.
“I’ve got a number coming back so that again sways it, but there is no harm in me looking to see if I can get anyone.
“But most of the players have gone, whether on loan or permanently, so we will soldier on with the group we’ve got.”
Powell added: “It is always an ongoing search, whether you need them or not.
“You always keep in contact with clubs and with agents always offering players.
“We’ve had a trialist recently and he may come back, he may not.
“You are forever looking, you are forever trying to work within the boundaries that you have and it is an ongoing pursuit.
“That’s how it will always be.”
The trialist Powell was referring to is French striker Basile Camerling, who scored in last week’s friendly win at West Ham but who has spent this week at Bolton.
“It was a longstanding agreement for him to go there, even though he came to us,” said the SE7 manager.
“They’ve fulfilled that, which is their right and I can’t stop them but I saw him in one training session, he played for an hour for us at West Ham and done pretty well.
“Again it is play it by ear.
“We will have to wait and see whether he impresses there or not, whether he doesn’t it maybe a chance for him coming back and being with us for a little bit longer.”
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