BY RICHARD CAWLEY
Lee Bowyer has talked again about the importance of Charlton holding on to all of their current squad – as he still hopes for arrivals before tomorrow’s transfer deadline.
The Addicks have made an offer for Bristol Rovers striker Jonson Clarke-Harris but there are fears that could be as a replacement for Lyle Taylor.
Taylor has been the subject of interest from Bristol City in this transfer window and Brentford – who pushed hard for a summer deal – also still thought to be in the frame for the 29-year-old.
Bowyer, when asked about a move for Clarke-Harris, said: “It’s unfair to talk about other players but I can tell you now that we haven’t made a million-pound bid for anyone.
“We’re in talks with people and we’re relying on help. That’s the be-all and end-all, we’re relying on people doing us favours.
“We are trying, we’re trying to get things over the line.
“We need to bring bodies through the door. We are two players down from when the window opened – we need to bring at least two to bring us even.
“We need to strengthen and bring bodies through the door because all the teams around us are strengthening and we’re not.
“It’s not even just me, the players want help. The players want bodies through the door as well.
“We need to add to the squad, not deplete it. We need to keep people like Lyle – he is massive for us.”
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