And ZZ makes three
Linvoy Primus will play in an Addicks' shirt tonight for the first time in 14 years in a reserve cup tie at Loftus Road
. He will partner young Benfleet boy Taylor Sinfield in defence. Darren Ambrose, Josh Wright, Toddy and Fleetwood also play.
So Pards had a late night signing Martin Cranie just before midnight
on loan until year-end. Unlike Primus, Cranie is at least fit and could appear for the England U21's
at Wembley on Friday. Cranie was well thought off as a member of Southampton's successful youth team and after various loan spells Harry Redknapp took him to Fratton Park last summer. Unfortunately just week's after Simon Walton broke his leg at QPR, Cranie suffered the same fate in his 7th game of what was supposed to be a 3-month loan. The six-footer can play either at right or centre-back.
The 3rd transfer deadline signing was ZZ, meaning that it's like having a new player as no one expected him still to be at The Valley. Yesterday whilst Man City were throwing around more dirham's than you can sheikh a stick at, West Brom were also quite active picking up a couple of defenders but not any Chinese midfielders. The local press up there were stating that we were holding out for more money, and if that is true, then good for us.
Give the boy a rest and then add him to Todorov, Ambrose, Primus and Cranie and suddenly our squad doesn't look so threadbare.
Other transfer gossip yesterday involved Jon Fortune, who was linked to Preston. I guess he missed the bus home and was seen wandering around Deepdale, probably still being chased by The Beast!