Holden on the arrival of Penney


Dean Holden has detailed his delight after completing the loan signing of Matt Penney from Ipswich Town.

The versatile full-back, who becomes the Addicks' third signing of the January transfer window, spent the first half of the 2022/23 campaign on loan in the Scottish Premiership with Motherwell, where he made 18 consecutive starts and claimed two Player of the Month awards.

"I'm really pleased we've been able to sign Matt," said the Manager. "He is a left-back who is solid defensively and good going forward. 

"Matt joins us after playing games regularly in the top flight in Scotland and, like our other signings, is hungry to come in and show what he can do. 

"I liked that he has spent time on loan at St Pauli in the second tier in Germany," he added. "St Pauli are a proper club with a loud and passionate fanbase. Going there, outside of his comfort zone, he'll have played in pressurised environments, which will be valuable experience for his time with us. 

"I've spoken since I joined about using January to give our squad more balance and signing a naturally left-footed full-back, of Matt’s quality, was extremely important." 

The Addicks return to The Valley on Saturday, January 28th for the visit of Bolton Wanderers (12.30pm KO GMT). Click here to purchase your tickets.

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