Charlton Athletic are once again shrouded in uncertainty, with their ownership situation up in the air and manager Dean Holden’s deal expiring at the end of the season.
Charlton Athletic will need to strengthen across the board in the summer though. Their squad has a strong core of loan players and with many out of contract, the chance will be there to revamp the ranks.
With that in mind, here’s how Charlton Athletic could line up come the start of next season…
In goal, Ashley Maynard-Brewer will surely see his 12-month option triggered after an impressive few months since Joe Wollacott’s injury. Michael Hector only penned a short-term deal until the end of the season, so as it stands, they’ll need another centre-back, though it will be hoped he can sign new terms.
At left-back, loanees Matt Penney and Steven Sessegnon have been the options, so a long-term addition is needed there.
In midfield, George Dobson and Scott Fraser should be nailed on starters unless they’re tempted away, but the gap is there for someone to claim the other spot in midfield. One of Albie Morgan or Aaron Henry could be hopeful, but Holden could look for another new body if he’s still in charge.
On the wing, Corey Blackett-Taylor will likely see his 12-month option triggered but a Jesurun Rak-Sakyi replacement will be needed once he returns to parent club Crystal Palace.
Up top, neither Macauley Bonne or Chuks Aneke have been able to convince those at the club they’re deserving of the starting spot in the long run, so if a new number nine doesn’t come in, academy graduate Miles Leaburn looks to be the best option.