Charlton target Sone Aluko has understandably preferred Championship football to the Scottish third division, but has decided to join Hull City rather than the Addicks. There is a link there as he was at Birmingham City with Steve Bruce.
George Friend has decided to stay 'oop north and has joined Middlesbrough from Doncaster Rovers. A six figure fee is mentioned, presumably bigger than the £100k that was reported in connection with Charlton.
Chris Powell has admitted that he has found the transfer market frustrating and trickier than last season: Transfers
It has been argued by the club that Powell was building a Championship side last season, but the manager was hoping for some 'sensible strengthening' over the summer and that is looking more difficult.
Elsewhere Welling United owner Barrie Hobbins has praised Charlton for attracting 1,700 to Park View Road in bad weather for the Crown Berger Cup. The Wings supremo said, 'Charlton don't do what a lot of clubs do and ask for money for sending a first team down which shows how much they value football in the area.'