Money generated from the sale of Karlan Grant was not made available to Lee Bowyer in the transfer window.

Grant moved to Huddersfield earlier this week for a fee believed to be around £2million, whilst Charlton brought in Josh Parker on a free six-month deal from Gillingham on Thursday.

Asked if money was made available for transfers in the January window the Addicks boss was instant in his response.

“No,” he said.

“Or I would’ve spent it.

“It wasn’t available. I know what the budget has been from the summer and what we pay per player and that hasn’t changed since Karlan left.

“It is what it is.

“Would I have liked some of the money back? Of course, every manager would, but that wasn’t the case so I get on with it.”

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The news comes after fellow promotion chasers, Portsmouth, Luton and Sunderland were all considerably active in the window, with the latter bringing in Will Grigg from Wigan for a fee of around £4million.

Charlton may not have the financial power of those clubs above them but what they have according to Bowyer is unity.

“We can’t go and spend £1.5million on a player.

“We don’t have that but we have a togetherness and that’s the whole club.

“It makes a lot of difference, so for me, I’m optimistic and I’m happy.

“The clubs around us spent money, strengthened, we strengthened but not as much as we’d have liked, but it was out of our control.

“What I do know is with the squad and the fans we are definitely going to be a force.”