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Addicks manager still retains interest in Millwall attacker
CHARLTON boss Chris Powell admits Millwall front man Dany N’Guessan is a player he is continuing to keep tabs on.
The Millwall forward is out of the first team picture at The Den and enjoyed a successful loan spell towards the end of last season at The Valley.
However, the two clubs were unable to agree a deal before the transfer window closed but N’Guessan could still return now the emergency loan window has opened.
“Dany is someone that we’ve had here before and someone that I admire and would help us and improve us,” conceded the Addicks gaffer.
“But he’s not our player so I’ve got to be careful because he’s not under me, but if it transpires that he ends up here then great.
“But if not then we move on.
“I’m quite happy with what I have at the moment, but if players become available that will improve us then great.”
Powell also hopes to see John Sullivan depart the Valley to gain first team action sooner rather than later.
The former Lions keeper was last season’s number two to Ben Hamer, but has since been pushed further down the pecking order by the arrival of David Button on a two-year deal.
Powell admitted calls have been made to try and get the stopper some games under his belt.
He noted: “Hopefully someone will pick up the phone, we’ve had one or two tentative enquires but nothing followed up, which is a shame because he needs to play.
“John’s a fantastic goalkeeper and one of the best trainers that I’ve ever seen in the goalkeeping department.
“But at the end of the week he doesn’t have a game, someone like him deserves to play.
“Someone should take him initially on loan to see what qualities are because he will improve someone.
“He did such a terrific job for us last year, but of course I’ve got David Button and Ben Hamer.
“I want John to go out and hopefully play somewhere.”
Leon Clarke departed last week on loan for Scunthorpe and scored on his debut against Sheffield United at the weekend.
After the match he told BBC Humberside that he felt he had no future at Charlton.
But Powell explained the two of them had already had a similar discussion and that Clarke wasn’t having a swipe at his parent club.
He said: “There was no alternative motive from Leon with his comments, it was a healthy discussion between me and one of my players, and he’s gone out to play and hopefully this is something that will enhance his future, possibly at Scunthorpe or possibly elsewhere.
“It was something we spoke about at the end of last season.
“Leon didn’t get too many opportunities last year and he wanted to play regularly and I couldn’t offer him that.
“To be fair to him, he’s trained hard.
“We’ve involved him in training and he’s trained well but Scunthorpe came in and he wanted to go.
“I spoke to Scunthorpe and it was something we’re happy with because Leon is going to be playing.”
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