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Johnnie Jackson: It’s so clear what areas Charlton need to do business in this transfer window

Johnnie Jackson reckons that Wednesday night’s 2-1 defeat at Crewe has only underlined the importance of strengthening his Charlton strikeforce this month.

The Addicks are also in the market for an attacking midfielder. They had been linked with Aston Villa forward Cameron Archer but he is not on their shortlist.

“It’s plainly obvious what we need,” said Jackson. “In every game we get in great situations – we completely dominated the first 35 minutes at Crewe but we go in 2-0 down at half time. We need that killer instinct.

“What we need is someone with that final pass or cross, and someone to put it in the net. We’ve been pretty solid defensively, although not so much on Wednesday. I’ve got people coming back from injury to give me options. The games we have lost have all been by the odd goals.

“The positions we are focusing on are definitely elsewhere. If we can convert territory and situations into end product then you turn those games into wins or draws. It should at least have been a draw on Wednesday night. Those type [of players] could be the difference.”

Asked if he was frustrated that Charlton were yet to do any business, Jackson replied: “A little frustrated. We’ve got a lot of games in January and you don’t want to wait until the last minute to do all your business because you could be five games down when you could have had new players. But I understand it is a difficult window – we’re trying.

“Negotiations and transfers are a two-way street. We are being active. There hasn’t been a lot of activity throughout the leagues. It shows how hard this window is.”

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