Charlton Athletic bring Addicks academy graduate back on trial after Championship club departure
Charlton Athletic manager Lee Bowyer has confirmed that former Addicks man Callum Harriott is currently training with the club, three years after he made a move away from The Valley to join Championship outfit Reading.
Charlton Athletic have brought academy graduate Callum Harriott back to the club on trial, manager Lee Bowyer has confirmed. The 25-year-old featured for the Addicks in a pre-season against non-league side Ebbsfleet, in which Charlton were defeated 2-1.
Speaking after the pre-season defeat, Bowyer said to the South London Press and Mercury that Harriott has come in to train with the club and he will continue to run the rule over the former Reading man over the course of the upcoming weeks.
“He only trained yesterday. His first day was yesterday. I thought we’ll have a look at him. To be fair, I liked him in the area that he played. I thought he can be a bit more dangerous there. He’s lively. He’s got a lovely left foot. It’s too early to judge him now. He’s played thirty minutes tonight and Monday’s training session.
“He’ll be involved again tomorrow [at Dagenham and Redbridge] and he’ll be in for a week or two. I’m looking forward to seeing him.”
During his first stint with Charlton Athletic, Harriott played 95 times in all competitions, netting 12 goals and providing four assists after coming through the club’s youth academy. He also spent time on loan at Colchester United, where he impressed with 11 assists and seven goals in 23 matches.
In his three years at Reading, Harriott played 29 times (four goals, two assists) before leaving the Madejski Stadium upon the expiry of his contract earlier this summer.