Charlton boss Karl Robinson gave nothing away when quizzed about starting new boy Joe Dodoo against Oldham.

The Addicks signed Rangers forward Dodoo in a loan deal, which runs until January, following Lee Novak’s departure on Thursday.

The 22-year-old has spent the early stages of his career playing on the wing, however, Robinson plans to use him as a number nine.

Josh Magennis’ involvement with the Northern Ireland squad means he will miss Saturday’s trip to Oldham. And Dodoo, who is available for selection, could deputise in the striker’s absence.

When asked if Dodoo would be thrown in from the start for his Charlton debut, Robinson told News Shopper: “We’ll see. We’ve got one or two other options that we think we can go with.

“We [the Charlton staff] had a chat on Thursday night, and we’ll pick up the conversations. We know what we’re going to do, we’ve just got to make sure the players are aware of what we’re going to do.”

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Charlton are huge favourites going into the Oldham clash, with the hosts losing all four of their opening league games.

Goal difference is keeping the Latics off the bottom of League One.

Oldham boss John Sheridan signed four players on deadline day, and Robinson reckons it makes their opponents unpredictable.

He added: “In their last four games, four changes were made and three different systems were used.

“I’m trying to predict what they're going to do. For instance they've gone 3-5-2, 4-3-3 with two sitting and one offensive player and then they've gone with one sitting and two offensive players.

“The other day, one of their best performances was in a diamond so we’re not 100 per cent sure which system they're going to play and with the new players, it makes it a little bit more unpredictable.

“There will be a freshness about them that new players bring when they walk into the building.

“Just because we’re playing Oldham away and their results haven't been great, it doesn't make it any easier. In every game of football you play, if you have no respect for the opposition, the defeat comes very quickly. We will have 100 per cent respect for Oldham Athletic.”