Date: 24th January 2019 at 10:08am
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With all this news of Karlan Grant leaving (which I still don’t think he will) there needs to be some news about us getting in someone to back up both him and Lyle Taylor in attack and Charlton look as though they have found their man and he is 21-year-old Paul Smyth from Queens Park Rangers.

Paul Smyth

The Northern-Irishman has been at Queens Park Rangers since 2017 and he has only made eighteen appearances and scored just twice so it’s not looking great for us in terms of the number of goals he can score, but hopefully taking a step down from the Championship will give him the chances he needs, but with Taylor and Grant upfront he will find that his chances will be limited here also.

Of course, if the situation changes in terms of Karlan Grant leaving, Paul Smyth will be our next main striker, but from what we know of him we will probably need to get someone else in too with the money from Karlan if he was to leave this month. If Karlan left it would spark a new positive for us because in this league you have some great strikers who can score a lot of goals and one of them I’ve had my eye on for a while is Tom Eaves of Gillingham he could be a potential replacement in the worst-case scenario.

Back on to Paul Smyth, he started his career playing for Linfield in the Northern Irish Premier League making sixty-six appearances and scoring fifteen goals. Smyth whilst at QPR won the supporters young player of the year after showing a huge amount of promise at the back end of last season.

So he’s young he’s showing promise, hopefully, this is the right man for Charlton.

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