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Charlton Athletic boss on transfer window plans and making sure new boy Charlie Kirk is in thick of the action

Charlton manager Nigel Adkins has spoken about the need to create the right kind of supply line to Charlie Kirk.

The 23-year-old winger is set to make his debut for the Addicks in tomorrow’s League One match at Milton Keynes.

Charlton paid an undisclosed fee for Kirk, who signed a four-year contract with the South Londoners.

“He gives creativity,” said Adkins. “Charlie is an exciting player – give him the ball in the final third and things will happen.

“He can play anywhere [along the attacking frontline]. Just give him the ball. He is a very talented football player.

“DJ [Diallang Jaiyesimi] has had a great season – a very talented football player who makes things happen. We didn’t get DJ the ball [in Saturday’s 2-1 loss at Oxford].

“We have Charlie Kirk in the team, the objective is get him on the ball in the final third of the pitch.”

Oxford v Charlton

Charlton are expected to further utilise the loan market before the window shuts, their only temporary deal so far being the return of Akin Famewo from Norwich.

Adkins, asked how many more signings he would like, responded: “We’re always going to want more players. I’m not going to give you a number. We have to work to a budget as well. That can dictate numbers, if you like, what we’ve got.

“We’re working hard behind the scenes. The window will shut…I’m very confident there will be more players with us by the time that window shuts.

“We will be looking to improve the group. But likewise we’ve got an honest, hard-working group of players and we need to help them.”

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