Charlton boss Karl Robinson is refusing to give up hope of landing Sheffield United midfielder Samir Carruthers.

Carruthers, 24, is struggling for game-time at Bramall Lane and with Ricky Holmes set to join the Blades on Monday, Robinson still wants to sign the former MK Dons man.

He said: “I’ll never give up hope on signing players. I can only control the things I can control.

“I wanted Samir Carruthers. He can play wide right, left, midfield and in the 10 role but that’s the way it is at the moment.

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“With the Ricky deal, I’m sure Chris would've done something. He’s someone who's played in the Premier League, Championship and has two promotions in League One.

“Someone’s going to get him if he's available.”

It is understood that Carruthers will not be part of the Holmes deal.

Robinson paid tribute to last season’s Charlton player of the year. 

He added: “I had a conversation with Ricky and he told me they [Sheffield United] had come in for him.

“I wish him luck. I’ll miss him if the transfer goes through. I have tremendous respect for him.”

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