Charlton assistant manager Johnnie Jackson is confident the club will sign players in this month’s loan window.

A lack of squad depth saw the Addicks field a youthful starting XI in their 3-0 Carabao Cup defeat to MK Dons last night.

Aston Villa goalkeeper Jed Steer was signed on a season-long loan last week - and Jackson expects more arrivals.

He said: “We've got targets. We’re working hard every day, believe me. The window hasn't made a difference to us, we’re still grafting away.

“We’ve got players in mind, we know who we want and we’re going to try to get it done.

“Hopefully we can get a few more bodies in before the loan window closes. I’m sure we will.”

Charlton have failed to fill a substitutes’ bench in their first three games of the season.

And Dillon Phillips, Mark Marshall, Anfernee Dijksteel and Nicky Ajose were the only senior players who played at Stadium MK.

When asked if a loan signing will be made before Saturday’s trip to Accrington Stanley, Jackson added: “It’s not out of the question.

“But it'll have to get done tomorrow or Thursday at the latest for that to be a possibility.

“There are things in motion that we can hopefully get done before the weekend. But I wouldn't make any promises on that front.”