Charlton are reportedly locked in a battle with Huddersfield for the services of 27-year old Southend defender Peter Clarke. Southend would like to retain him, but do not think they can match the wages on offer at The Valley.
Clarke, who has made 150 appearances for the Shrimpers since signing from Blackpool in a £300,000 deal three years ago, impressed at the heart of the defence last term and was voted player of the season by both the supporters and his fellow team-mates.
Glaziers boss Warnock is delighted at the 'capture' of out of contract Darren Ambrose from The Valley: Coup
Ambrose is not without talent, but he has more fundamental flaws in his game tham the need to play 'with a smile on his face'. But perhaps the chance to get some Nectar points at Sainsbury's will do the trick.