Part III of the 'Where are they now?' feature sees us looking at a youngster who burst on to the scene and tow former fan favourites. 


Tony Watt

Tony Watt’s career at Charlton was somewhat chequered.

The man most famous for scoring Celtic’s winner against Barcelona in 2012 arrived at The Valley in January 2015 from Standard Liege, scoring five goals as The Addicks avoided the drop from the Championship.

Having 18 months out on loan at Cardiff, Blackburn and then Hearts, the Scotsman admitted that he “felt totally out of place,” at the club (Charlton).

In the summer of 2017 he was sold to Oud-Heveerlee Leuven in the Belgian league, hoping the move will re-energise and help him re-discover the form that propelled him on to the scene in Scotland.

His time in Belgium was not a success and with just two goals in 12 appearances, the then 24-year-old saw his time cut short after just seven months.

Without a club for the second half of last season, Watt joined St Johnstone in the summer and was keen to make up for lost time. Scoring six in his opening eight games he was named the Scottish Premiership Player of the Month for August.

Such was the form of the striker that he wanted to earn a re-call to the international set-up.

"You have always got a point to prove in football and hopefully I can keep this up and score as many goals as possible,” the striker said back in September.

Watt’s form however has taken a dip since the frightening early season statistics, adding just a solitary goal to his tally. His St Johnson side sit sixth in the Scottish Premier.

Has Watt burnt out at his tenth club?

Bought for: circa £1 million Sold for: £N/A

READ: Where are they now? The players Charlton sold: Part II


Josh Magennis

The Northern Irishman left the Addicks in the summer to test himself in the Championship with Bolton Wanderers.

The 28-year-old got in to double figures in the goal scoring charts in both seasons he was at The Valley so it was a blow to lose the forward.

His start to Bolton life couldn’t have got to a better start as he scored three goals in four league outings which made the £220k fee for the forward look a shrewd bit of business.

Magennis however failed to maintain his early season form as the goals dried up and he eventual slipped down the pecking order at the Macron Stadium.

With just four goals in total this season and Bolton flirting with the play off spots, Wanderers will be hoping the hit-man rediscovers the form that made him a favourite at The Valley.

Bought for: £270k Sold for: £220k

READ: Where are they now? The players Charlton sold: Part I


Ricky Holmes

Ricky Holmes spent 18 months at the Valley between the summer of 2016 and January 2018 before Sheffield United took a punt on the attacker.

He came in for some stick from the Charlton faithful for his mid-season move but at 30 years of age a two-year deal was too good to turn down for the striker who netted 19 goals in 58 appearances for the Addicks.

Life at Bramall Lane didn’t go to plan however, and having only played five games under Chris Wilder’s Sheffield United in the second half of last season he decided he’d be better off elsewhere.

Ironically, he’s now working again with ex-Charlton manager Karl Robinson at Oxford on a season long loan, and the pair were ‘welcomed’ to The Valley during the 1-1 draw earlier this season.

"My chances were limited at Sheff U and after speaking to manager who I have so much respect for we both agreed I needed to play regularly and the system he will be using would limit my chances,” said Holmes.

Currently out of the side through injury, Oxford will be hoping their midfielder returns to action soon as they look to navigate their way away from the relegation zone where they currently sit.

Bought for: circa £100k Sold for: £400k