Charlton have started contract talks with former Reading striker Simon Church according to a tweet from Richard Cawley of the South London Press. Church hopes that an agreement can be reached before Saturday's game at Bournemouth. It is doubtful whether he would be fit to play then or for a few weeks.
Cawley also tweets that Michael Smith has gone out on loan to AFC Wimbledon until the beginning of January.
The fate of Ricardo Fuller remains uncertain, one rumour saying that he will take a one year contract at Millwall, others that he will get a similar offer from Charlton.
In a move that came as something of a surprise, goalkeeper David Button has left the club and joined Brentford for an undisclosed fee. Richard Cawley thinks it could be designed to free up money for striker targets, but I would not have thought that Button was on big money. It's an interesting question whether Nicj Pope is ready yet, but presumably we would get an emergency loan if Hamer was injured.