Preston striker Eoin Doyle rejected Charlton in favour of a loan move to Oldham on transfer deadline day.

Doyle, who is a proven goalscorer at League One level, was surplus to requirements at Deepdale.

Charlton were looking to sign a striker to replace the departing Lee Novak. And they were able to bring in Rangers forward Joe Dodoo on loan until January.

The ex-Leicester man scored on his Addicks debut in a 4-3 win over Doyle’s new club Oldham. 

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Goals from Doyle and strike partner Craig Davies brought the Latics level after Ricky Holmes and Tariqe Fosu had given Charlton a healthy lead. But Billy Clarke and Dodoo put the contest beyond reach in the second-half.

Valley boss Karl Robinson said: “That’s the first time Eoin Doyle and Davies have played together.

“Davies is a top striker at this level. Doyle - we tried to get him.

“We tried to sign him on deadline day, but he didn't want to come down south. He played and scored against us - that’s just football.”

Charlton are third in League One, while winless Oldham remain in the relegation zone.