Lee Bowyer insisted his side can still compete for automatic promotion despite Charlton not making waves in the transfer market.

Whilst promotion rivals Portsmouth, Luton and Sunderland were all active on transfer deadline day, the Addicks fell one short of their desired target of two strikers through the Valley door.

Josh Parker joined on a permanent deal from Gillingham late in the day as another signing that was expected never materialised.

“It’s in our hands where we finish in the league,” said Bowyer.

“I’m disappointed we couldn’t manage to bring another body in the building.

“It was unfortunate losing Karlan (Grant) and losing out on this one at the death it’s difficult to take.

“But we’re still in a good position, we’ve still got a good squad of players and it’s down to us.”

Charlton were heavily linked with Bristol City’s Mo Eisa and Gillingham’s Tom Eaves but wouldn’t say which, if either, was the man they had hoped to sign.

“We had it all lined up and we thought it was going to happen but the (other) club stopped it at the last minute because they couldn’t get what they wanted, which is disappointing.”

Rivals Portsmouth signed striker James Vaughan from Championship side Wigan, whilst we wait news if Sunderland landed Will Grigg in a deal thought to be £4million from the same side signalling their intent to make the jump up a division.

Sunderland were also able to bring in Kazaiah Sterling and Lewis Morgan from Tottenham and Celtic respectively.

Luton meanwhile brought in Jason Cummings and Aaron Connelly from Nottingham Forest and Brighton.

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Josh Parker

Bowyer however, was keen to talk about his new 28-year-old signing:

"We’re pleased to get someone with his experience who knows the league inside out. “He’s physical, a good strong lad and I can see him playing alongside Lyle.

“He’s got that pace to be a threat in-behind and hurt teams on the break."

The former QPR, AFC Wimbledon and Aberdeen man told Charlton fans what they can expect from him.

“A winner, someone that likes to work hard," he said.

“Coming into this team you have to work hard because of how the team is doing and their aspirations. So for me they can just expect me to help the team in any way I can.

“I’ve played at The Valley with Gillingham. The fans here at the stadium, the atmosphere, when you are growing and you want to be a professional footballer, it’s the kind of environment you imagine.”

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