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Charlton Athletic boss looking to bolster attacking options in summer transfer window

Dean Holden wants to strengthen Charlton Athletic’s attacking options in this transfer window.

The Addicks boss revealed after Saturday’s friendly at Welling United that Chuks Aneke was sidelined with a calf injury.

Teenage striker Miles Leaburn went off with an ankle injury at Park View Road with the League One club yet to post any kind of update on his knock.

Cheltenham Town’s Alfie May has been linked with a switch to SE7 and the Addicks are in the mix for the frontman, who can also play a slightly deeper role behind a central striker.

Gillingham are also keen on May, who turned 30 on Sunday.

Holden has kept Charlton’s transfer dealings under wraps – declining to comment on May or Ipswich Town midfielder Idris El Mizouni.

But he did confirm that the South Londoners will be looking to recruit extra firepower. The Addicks will also be missing the quality that Jesurun Rak-Sakyi provided last season after a hugely productive loan from Crystal Palace. Macauley Bonne, who was signed in January after leaving QPR, was not retained.

“Even before today’s game and before Miles’ potential little injury, or whatever it is, we are looking to strengthen that area of the pitch,” Holden told the South London Press.

“We’re pleased with bringing another goalkeeper in after Jojo (Wollacott) left. We’ve got three centre-backs signed up this week. There are other areas of the pitch as well, but definitely in that area up front we need to add some players in.”


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