THREE goals for Zheng Zhi in January helped the China international captain be shortlisted for the Powerade Championship player of the month award.

Also nominated were Robbie Blake (Burnley), Joe Ledley (Cardiff City) and Dion Dublin (Norwich City) with the winner due to be announced on Monday night.

Zheng flew to Dubai after Saturday's match against Scunthorpe United to play for his country against Iraq in a World Cup qualifier tomorrow, but is being rushed back hopefully in time to face Crystal Palace on Friday.

PAULO Monteiro became Charlton's latest signing last Friday when the former Portugal under-21 defender signed a contract at The Valley until the end of the season.

The 23-year-old was a free agent after he parted company with Romanian side Farul Constanta and is due to play his second match for the reserves this afternoon against Millwall.

ALAN Pardew moved swiftly to secure a like-for-like replacement for departing midfielder Andy Reid on the final day of the January transfer window.

The Addicks boss was unable to hang on to club captain Reid, who left for Premier League Sunderland in a £4m deal.

But within hours, Fulham left-winger Lee Cook had arrived on loan for the rest of the season, joining versatile defender and midfielder Greg Halford, a loan recruit from the Black Cats.

TICKETS remain on sale to season-ticket holders and Red Card members with a previous purchase history for Friday's home league match against Crystal Palace (7.45pm).

Seats are priced £25 for adults, £15 for over-60s and under-21s and £10 for under-18s.

CHARLTON'S home match against Bristol City on March 4 will kick-off at 7.45pm, 15 minutes earlier than previously scheduled, as the club continues to trial earlier kick-off times.

An experiment at the Stoke City match at the end of January was hampered by traffic problems.

Tickets for the match against Bristol City are on general sale, along with the home match against Watford on February 16 (3pm), priced £20 for adults, £15 for over-60s and under-21s and £10 for under-18s.

For more information, call 0871 226 1905 or visit

YOUNGSTERS aiming to follow in the footsteps of new Charlton first-teamers Grant Basey and Harry Arter can book their place on the community courses being run by the Addicks this month.

Both players have made their debuts this season after first being spotted by community coaches and then rising through the ranks.

A new series of fun sessions for five to 15-year-olds will take place in Greenwich, Bexley and Kent from February 18 to February 22.

For more information, call 0871 226 1905 or visit

SWINDON Town's under-18s will visit The Valley on February 19 (7pm) in the fifth round of the FA Youth Cup after the Robins beat Middlesbrough 2-0 last week.

The fixture means a planned reserve game against Leyton Orient the previous day is likely to be rearranged.

There was no fixture for the under-18s last weekend, but they travel to Portsmouth on Saturday.

TICKETS for Charlton's next two away matches at Sheffield Wednesday on February 12 (7.45pm) and Blackpool on February 23 (3pm) are currently on general sale.

The price of seats starts from £17 for adults and £10 for under-16s.

For full price details or to book, call 0871 226 1905 or visit

ASWAD Thomas made his league debut on Saturday after joining League Two side Accrington Stanley on loan for the rest of the season two days earlier.

The left-sided defender played 90 minutes in a 2-0 defeat to Wycombe Wanderers. Meanwhile, Osei Sankofa's loan at Brentford was extended for the rest of the season last Thursday.

He made his first start for the Bees in Saturday's 3-2 win against Mansfield Town.

MAGIC moments will be available at The Valley over the next three months as world-renowned conjurer Etienne Pradier entertains supporters in Charlton's hospitality suites.

The Kent-based magician is one of only 260 global members of an elite group and will be performing at the games against Preston on March 8, Wolves on March 29 and Coventry on May 4.

For more information, call 0871 226 1905.

DARREN Randolph is due to represent Republic of Ireland under-21s against England in a European Championship qualifier at St Mary's tonight.