Loan deadline news
coming out of The Valley before Richard Murray was due to meet with supporters for the rescheduled Q&A tonight (Twitter feed
). Reading striker Dave Mooney has extended his loan contract for a further month, although during this period his parent club can recall him at 24-hours notice. Nothing new on Akpo Sodje but despite the loan window now closed existing loans can still be extended. Akpo's deal is due to run out on December 5th and positively Wednesday did sign two forward players on loan today
On current evidence both strikers would be excellent additions to Parky's squad but a permanent deal for Sodje appears more likely with his contract situation at Sheffield Wednesday, whereas continued success for Mooney may well end up with Reading wanting him back to fulfil his contract but I would imagine a host of differing circumstances at the Madejski will eventually dictate.
Goalkeeper Carl Ikeme returned to Wolves, although only then to move onto goalkeeper-shy Sheffield United on loan. One would assume that Robbie Elliott will be fit for Tuesday. Dean Sinclair (1 app + 1 sub, 1 goal in 28 months) has moved to his old club Barnet, for whom a Mr Alan Pardew paid £125,000, on loan for a month, maybe as a precurser for a permanent move in January.... if he can stay fit. Youngster Alex Stavrinou has moved to Ebbsfleet United on month's loan and no news on Elliot Omozusi, whose contract runs out on Tuesday.
Elsewhere Leeds signed three players on loan (they now have 5 in total). Queens Park Rangers 21-year old winger Hogan Ephraim, the experienced Cardiff defender Tony Capaldi and Liverpool goalkeeper David Martin. Leeds then moved left-back Alan Sheehan on-loan to Swindon, whilst Norwich have taken Swindon's winger Anthony McNamee and Peterborough United right-back Russell Martin until January. Oldham swooped to sign Doncaster Rovers striker Paul Heffernan and MK Dons have loaned Jabo Ibehre to Southend for a month.
Other news announced by Charlton today was that Deputy CEO Nigel Capelin
will leave the club after 12-years lightening the somewhat top heavy structure on the football club board. Good luck sir.