Charlton midfielder Joe Aribo would be open to a loan move next month - but only if he’s not playing regularly.

Aribo has started the Addicks’ last three league games after injuries to Ahmed Kashi and Jake Forster-Caskey.

The 21-year-old has impressed in their absence and scored his first league goal for the club in the 1-1 draw against Blackpool on Saturday.

But Kashi and Forster-Caskey are likely to return to the starting eleven when they reach full fitness, which could see Aribo make a temporary move away from SE7.

He told News Shopper: “If the opportunity came and I wasn't playing then I would go on loan.

“It would be just to get a feeling of scoring goals, playing games to help me grow and be better mentally and physically on the pitch.”

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Joe Aribo celebrates his goal against Blackpool | Picture: Robin Pope

Aribo was a first-team regular under Karl Robinson for the second half of the 2016/17 campaign.

But his playing time has been restricted this term, with most of his minutes coming in cup competitions.

Aribo said: “I think it’s made me mentally stronger because i’ve been patient, watching on the side seeing what I need to do in order to improve my game.

“So all I did was work hard and wait for my chance.

“All it is is hard work in training. You’ve just got to keep going, keep grinding and the chance will come and you have to take it.”

Clark Robertson’s 89th-minute equaliser cancelled out Aribo’s stunning solo effort at the Valley. The Addicks academy graduate dribbled past two defenders to slot the ball home.

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Charlton coaches Lee Bowyer and Johnnie Jackson have been working with Aribo and Forster-Caskey in training to add goals to their game.

Bowyer and Jackson were goalscoring midfielders throughout their careers. 

Aribo added: “After training when we’re doing extra [drills] it’s finishing or timing runs into the final third.

“They've been a big help because I used to watch the play and try to back it up but now I’m trying to be a threat in behind. So it’s helped.

“It’s always good to have someone [Bowyer] with that calibre around you. So just to see him there knowing he's done it, I feel like I can be that player as well.”