The Boxing Day match against Queen's Park Rangers will be the last game in a Charlton shirt for Keith Gillespie, reports the club's E mail bulletin. He has been recalled to Sheffield. He will thus be in a position to play for the Blades against Charlton two days later and will be able to spill the beans on Charlton's secret formula of a leaky defence, an absent midfield and forwards who can't find the target.
The Addicks have been informed by the parent clubs of Hameur Bouazza, Jay McEveley and Martyn Waghorn that they will not be given permission to play for Charlton in the FA Cup third round fixture against Norwich. This could make for an interesting line up and a chance for some of Charlton's younger players.
One piece of good news is that Jay McEveley has returned to training after dislocating his shoulder. Phil Parkinson is considering recalling him for the Boxing Day match against the Super Hoops. McEveley has been one of the more impressive loan signings, bringing attitude and an ability to cross the ball.