Bowyer speaks at the end of a busy January transfer window

Charlton boss Lee Bowyer was pleased with the deadline day signing of Josh Parker but disappointed a late loan signing didn’t quite come off.

Today's signing followed the additions of Jonny Williams, Chris Maxwell and Ben Purrington earlier this month.

Bowyer said: “I’m disappointed we couldn’t manage to bring another body in the building. We had it all lined up and we thought it was going to happen but the (other) club stopped it at the last minute because they couldn’t get what they wanted, which is disappointing. It was unfortunate losing Karlan (Grant) and losing out on this one at the death it’s difficult to take.

“We’re still in a good position, we’ve still got a good squad of players and it’s down to us – it’s in our hands where we finish. 

“A lot of the clubs around us have spent loads but we’re competing, we’re in amongst them. There are a lot of points to play for, it’s down to us, we’ve got a great togetherness which is so important.”

Lee Bowyer’s pre-match press conference ahead of Saturday’s trip to Fleetwood Town will take place tomorrow morning. 

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