ALAN Pardew was this week planning to step up his search for a new centre-half and loan right-back ahead of the transfer deadline at midnight on Friday.

The Charlton boss said: "We've got to look to get a right-back in because we need somebody to offer us an attacking threat from a full-back position and we definitely need another centre-half."

Meanwhile, Amdy Faye could be on the brink of leaving the Addicks, according to the manager, despite being named on the substitutes bench in Saturday's 3-2 win against Sheffield Wednesday.

Pardew added: "There are clubs interested in him - and my view of Amdy is if his focus is somewhere else then we'll take that opportunity to replace him with somebody else."

CHARLTON are backing plans for a new community sporting complex and a state-of-the-art training ground in Kings Hill, Kent.

Addicks chief executive Peter Varney revealed talks with US developers Liberty Trust had begun 12 months ago, and two planning applications will shortly be submitted to Kent County Council.

Mr Varney said: "It's important to secure the necessary planning consents before outlining our plans in further detail, but we look forward to a long and successful partnership with Liberty Trust."

ALAN Pardew suffered further defensive problems when Ben Thatcher limped out of Saturday's match against Sheffield Wednesday with suspected knee ligament damage, joining fellow full-backs Yassin Moutaouakil and Osei Sankofa on the sidelines. Chris Powell is set to deputise in tonight's Carling Cup meeting with Stockport, but Madjid Bougherra also picked up a knock at the weekend.

JUST 400 tickets remained on Monday for Charlton's trip to Crystal Palace on Saturday, priced £30 for adults and £18 for over-60s and under-18s.

These were available to all season-ticket holders with Voucher A, but priority was expected to be extended to Red Card holders this week.

Meanwhile, all seats have been sold for the match against Colchester United at Layer Road on September 15, but around 700 standing places remained yesterday, priced £19 for adults and £12 for over-60s and under-16s.

These are on sale to season-ticket holders with Voucher B who provide a ticket stub from the Swindon Town or Stoke City games, and any remaining places will go on sale to all season-ticket holders on September 3.

For more details, visit or call 0871 226 1905.

TICKETS are currently on general sale for Charlton's next two home matches against Norwich City on September 18 and Leicester City on September 22, priced £20 for adults, £15 over-60s and ubder-21s and £10 for under-18s.

For more details, visit or call 0871 226 1905.

SCOTT Wagstaff struck twice as Charlton's under-18s were only denied victory against Arsenal on Saturday by a late equaliser.

The striker twice fired the Addicks in front with goals either side of the interval, but the Gunners snatched a point late in the game.

Charlton travel to Birmingham City this Saturday, and the reserves, who won 1-0 away at Leyton Orient on August 21 thanks to a Zheng Zhi header, take on Southampton in their first home match of 2007/08 at Stonebridge Road on September 3, kick-off 7pm.

A CHARLTON women's team will continue to compete in the top flight this season after a rescue package was completed last week, which will see the side run by the independent Addicks Community Trust.

Finances supplied by the GMB union and Centre Circle Management Limited have handed the Addicks a lifeline following budget cuts brought on by the first team's relegation, and the club has been given permission to delay its first league fixture until September 23.

More details on the new set-up are available on 020 8850 2866.

DARREN Randolph has been called up for a key Republic of Ireland under-21 European Championship qualifier against Portugal on September 7.

The goalkeeper helped his country to a 2-2 friendly draw with Germany last week, and is also set to take on England at Cork City's Turner's Cross ground in mid-October.

BELVEDERE-based fan James Topping scooped £750 at The Valley when his Valley Gold number 2142 was selected by a computer.

Eamon Simpson (0872), of Petts Wood, won the £350 second prize.

Welling's Kenneth Wilde (1389) won the £1,250 Jackpot Tickets first prize, but the £100 second prize has not yet been claimed by the purchaser of ticket 2123.

If you are the lucky holder, please call 020 8244 7771.