Charlton Athletic boss Dean Holden provides transfer update ahead of Leyton Orient clash

Charlton Athletic boss Dean Holden has said that some players could leave before the end of the window.

Charlton Athletic are keen to operate with a more streamlined squad this season as they gear up for the start of the new League One campaign.

The Addicks are in action this weekend at The Valley against League Two champions Leyton Orient as they look to start with a win in front of their own supporters.

Holden has provided this transfer update to their official club website: “We know where we need to strengthen and those decisions have already been made. Obviously there will probably be players to leave the club before the window closes as you see at every club and in every transfer window naturally.

“We want to keep quite a trim squad. We don’t want too many who aren’t going to be getting a lot of game time – I think it’s important from a psychological side as a player that you always feel close to the team.”

Charlton’s busy summer

It has been a busy summer for Charlton on the transfer front and they have added more quality into their ranks. They have been gearing up for Holden’s first full season at the helm and he has been putting his own stamp on the squad.

Goalkeeper Harry Isted has arrived on a free transfer following his exit from Premier League new boys Luton Town and he will be looking to make the number one spot his own. He helped Barnsley reach the third tier play-offs in May but they were beaten by Sheffield Wednesday in the final at Wembley.

Striker Alfie May has joined from Cheltenham Town and will bolster the Addicks attacking options. He scored 67 goals in 165 games in all competitions for the Robins and will be aiming to carry on his goal scoring exploits.

Charlton have also snapped up left-back Tayo Edun from Blackburn Rovers and defender Lloyd Jones from Cambridge United, as well as midfield pair Terry Taylor and Panutche Camara from Burton Albion and Ipswich Town respectively to inject more quality into their options in the middle of the park.

With all these incomings, it is only natural to let some players depart to help free up more space and funds.

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