Charlton Athletic boss Jones on why he will be trying to avoid loan signings in summer transfer window – South London News

Charlton manager Nathan Jones has emphasised his desire to avoid loan signings in the summer transfer window – unless they are a massive upgrade on permanent additions.

The Addicks boss did not name a single loan player in his matchday squad for today’s 1-1 draw against Shrewsbury Town.

Charlton’s loan players are Freddie Ladapo, Lewis Fiorini, Tyreeq Bakinson, Panutche Camara, Louie Watson.

Asked by the South London Press if the absence of loanees was due to them not being factored into longer-term plans, Jones said: “It’s a bit of a coincidence and a bit of that.

“We’ve had loan players in here – I don’t like taking loans because if we believe in the work we do, I don’t want to develop other players for them.

“We want to develop our own players. We have got good enough young players here and players here that we can develop our own assets – that’s what I like doing.

“Very rarely if one comes available – for example at Luton we took Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall because he was a Premier League player but playing in the Championship, because we felt we could have him for a year.

“But unless someone is head and shoulders above us, I won’t take a loan unless the will give us a real, real zest – a real quality.

“When I picked the bench I wanted to be as positive as I possibly could. We went with as many frontmen and athletes as we could.”


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