Sodje, Holden, McKenzie in. Moots and Fleetwood out and no one else!
The Official Site has ran out of batteries but fear not it has been confirmed that Sam Sodje has signed. "Charlton is my club and I can't wait to get going,"
the big fella said. It is on the OS
but it is as slow as Ralph Milne. The article doesn't say how long the contract is for.
The big news today of course was that no one left, which is a huge lift to Parkinson, the coaching staff and all of us. When I say no one I mean not Shelvey, Bailey, Sam or Racon. Moots went to Jim Gannon's Motherwell on loan for 6 months
, hopefully Lanarkshire will see the very best of the Frenchman. All the very best of luck Yassin. Stuart Fleetwood moved on a season's loan to Exeter City
, who a while back had a £50,000 offer turned down.
Signed to replace Fleetwood and compete for a first team berth with Dickson and McLeod, who surprisingly both remain in SE7 is Leon McKenzie. The 31-year old striker left Coventry in the summer and was out of contract. At times during his career McKenzie has hit some very fine form at both Peterborough and Coventry but he has also had his injury problems, particularly in the past two seasons. His goal record is over a 100 in roughly 250 starts though, not bad but he has come of the bench over 100 times. McKenzie has probably been signed as a back up/competition to Burton and agreed a one-year deal.
Earlier in the day after a fee could not be settled on (or perhaps sanctioned by the current or future board?) Luke Holden signed from Rhyl on an initial loan until the year end, with an agreement to potentially make it permanent.
So two out, along with plenty of wages and three in, including a much needed central defender. Well done to Richard Murray et al for fending of the wolves from the door and great credit to the players for, one would assume, wanting to stay and help continue to rebuild our club.