Charlton must first bring in more players before youngsters such as Albie Morgan and Brendan Wiredu can be sent out on loan, Lee Bowyer says.

The teenagers, who have featured for the Addicks during preseason, are both deemed to not be ready yet for the step up to the Championship.

Morgan, 19, made 16 appearances during last term’s promotion-winning campaign from League One whilst Wiredu, also 19, spent time on loan at non-league side Bromley.

Bowyer has previously underlined his desire to acquire five new loan signings but has since admitted to some of the frustrations the club has faced in recent times.

Marc McNulty was reportedly a target for the Addicks only for last season’s play-off rivals Sunderland to secure the striker’s services in a season-long loan.

Asked whether the club has received any loan bids for Morgan, Bowyer said: “I'm not sure, to be honest. I think his agent is going to be trying to find him the right club because he won't just let him go anywhere, he has to go and play and he has to go to a footballing side because otherwise it's a waste of time.

“It'll [have to] be the right place for Albie.”

Wiredu has impressed this preseason, ending up as the club’s top scorer with four goals in four games, but Bowyer has confirmed he’s expected to go on loan as well.

The Addicks boss added: “Brendan is nowhere near ready. He's not even played a League One game so he can't come and play in the Champ [yet], he needs to go and learn.

“He's done well and he's scored the odd goal but you can just see the difference in the levels [of quality]. You aren't going to score against Dagenham and Redbridge and Ebbsfleet, you're going to play similar to what you've just witnessed today [against Aston Villa].

“No disrespect to Brendan but he's not ready for that.”

Asked whether Charlton need to sign players before letting others out on loan, Bowyer said: “We have to bring in players first because if we send them all out on loan, and we can't get any players in, then we're stuck. Then we'll be signing you!

“At the moment we aren't letting anyone out until we bring in [more] players.”