ALAN Pardew has admitted there is no guarantee the Addicks will be able to keep hold of inspirational skipper Andy Reid or any other player during the transfer window.

The Irish international has been linked with a move to Premiership strugglers Sunderland and although the Addicks boss confirmed there has been no concrete bid for Reid, he conceded things could easily change.

Pardew said: "It moves very quickly and I'm not going to write anything in or off.

"I've been very close to signing some great players in the past and it hasn't materialised and I've been on the verge of losing great players and they haven't gone.

"All I will say is there is going to be speculation about our players because we've got some good players, but there is nothing concrete."

Reid gave Pardew a verbal commitment earlier in the campaign he would stay in SE7 after being handed the captain's armband and the manager is quietly confident his star player will stick to the deal.

"I hope so, but you can never say never," the manager said.

"In all honesty I've had no bid from anyone on Andy Reid. A couple have enquired about him in terms of his form and how he is doing, which you always regard as slightly suspicious, and that has been about it."

Pardew confirmed one young player was on the brink of moving on, but refused to reveal his identity.

He added: "I think it would be good for Osei Sankofa, for example, to go and play some games and maybe Therry Racon as well.

"A couple of players will go out on loan, but only to improve their education."

The manager met with the club's board yesterday to discuss the season's progress and said most of his concern stemmed from the impact of the injury sustained by Svetoslav Todorov.

He explained: "I think our link-up play has not been as good as it should have been.

"We've played ZZ in that role at times to good effect away from home, but it hasn't quite worked at home and that was really the basis of the conversation yesterday."

Charlton return to Championship action tomorrow when they entertain Blackpool at The Valley and the Addicks boss is urging the fans to get behind their team after some disappointing results on home turf.

He said: "I was a little bit disappointed against West Brom because at 60 minutes we were getting some oohs and aahs and I thought we were playing very well.

"It is very, very important tomorrow the fans stay positive.

"We have lost to Colchester and we can't expect to beat Blackpool and nor should our fans. That attitude will go a long way in helping us tomorrow."

Pardew added: "They need to really get behind us and get the music and a few drums going and really back the players.

"We are lacking a bit of confidence at home. The shackles were off against West Brom and we played perhaps some of our best football since Ipswich.

"I'm hoping we replicate that in the league tomorrow against a side who are going to defend deep and in numbers."

Charlton have no new injury fears since last weekend's draw with the Baggies and Pardew will be boosted by the return from illness of Jerome Thomas.

Sam Sodje will serve the final game of his suspension, but the manager said there is a question mark over his availability to face Watford next week after the defender cut his hand in a domestic accident.