Charlton tried to sign Newcastle striker Adam Armstrong earlier this month.

But the former England Under-20 international joined promotion rivals Blackburn.

Addicks boss Karl Robinson is struggling to bring in players because of the ongoing takeover talks with owner Roland Duchatelet.

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The Liverpudlian said: “It’s hard because we’re trying to bring in players. Adam Armstrong’s gone to Blackburn.

“[Kieffer] Moore has gone to Barnsley. There are a number of strikers who are getting knocked off the list.

“We need a striker and we need to score more. He [Josh Magennis] needs a break, we can’t rely on one striker.”

Armstrong has been prolific with Coventry in League One in the past.

And Charlton are in desperate need of a striker with Josh Magennis the only senior option.

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