Press reports this morning are suggesting that free agent Nigel Reo-Coker may be about to sign for Charlton. Certainly he has been a target of Chris Powell for some time: Reo-Coker
He would be a very good signing in my view. But one Addick has argued that he has a bad attitude and is unpopular with other players.
However, another Addick argued: 'For what it's worth, I think Sir Chris has a touch of the man management skills of Brian Clough - Clough was brilliant in taking waifs and strays who had a reputation/trouble career/lost their way, and turning them into achievers. Thus far (and admittedly it is early days but Kermorgant and Morrison are prime examples), our man in charge seems to have a bit of that about him - if anybody could take someone with a bit of an iffy reputation, and turn them around, then SCP is the man for the job.'
He was born in Croydon. Earlier clubs were Wimbledon, West Ham, Aston Villa and Bolton Wanderers: Reo-Coker
Pravda has now reported that he is training at Sparrows Lane for fitness and a permanent deal has been ruled out. That does not exclude a temporary deal, however.