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Charlton manager Dean Holden refusing to be drawn into conversations about reported ex-Millwall transfer target

Charlton boss Dean Holden refused to get drawn into answering a question about reported target Shane Ferguson.

The former Millwall man started for Rotherham during their defeat at The Den this afternoon, but reports suggest the Addicks have submitted a bid for the left-sided player.

Holden, speaking after his side’s 3-1 win at Portsmouth, was asked if he could rule out of move for the 31-year-old and said: “I’m not going to speak about individual players. No way I’ll speak about players at other clubs. I’m only going to focus on the players we’ve got with us.

“They’ve had a good day, today. It’s a good day for Charlton Athletic today. We’ve got to make sure that tomorrow and the next day are good ones as well.”

Birmingham City’s Maxime Colin and Millwall’s Shane Ferguson in action

The transfer window is now open, but the Addicks boss said he couldn’t pinpoint if the South Londoners were likely to do business early in the month.

He added: “You keep pushing me and I keep saying the same thing! I can’t put a timeframe or a number of players we’d like to bring in. I’d love to, but it doesn’t happen like that. You can have a phone call with a player tonight, his agent agrees everything, and you get a deal done but then something can change.

“It can take a week longer than you expected it to. That’s happened too many times in my career as a player and a manager. Not prepared to put a time on it but we’re looking to be active in this window. We want to come out of this window with a better squad than we started with.”

PHOTO: KYLE ANDREWS

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