Welcome to the deadline day trio

After a run of disappointing transfer deadline days, Charlton fans are entitled to be more than a little upbeat about yesterday's news

Beram Kayal is a 31 year old combative midfielder who has joined on a season long loan from Brighton. He played 86 games for Celtic where he captained the team on a number of occasions. He made 118 appearances for Brighton, including 35 in The Premier League over the last  two seasons. He is a Muslim who has 42 full caps for Israel. Lee Bowyer said:

"He’s a massive signing. He’s an exceptional midfielder, as you can imagine, me being a midfielder, I’m excited. I’ve been watching him for a while just thinking ‘I don’t think we’ll be able to get him’ because of his qualities, because of his experience, but thankfully we’ve managed to get him through the door. He’s going to bring so much to us and he’s a winner.”

Sam Field is a 21 year old midfielder who joins on loan from WBA. He played 19 games for The Baggies in the Premier League in seasons 2016-18 but only played ten times last year in The Championship. Head of Recruitment Steve Gallen said:

“Sam’s a good football player. He’s got a very good left foot, a good physique, he’s tall, quite elegant, athletic, he can play, he’s been at a very good club since he was a kid so I think everyone will recognise he’s a good player.”

Jonathan Leko is a 20 year old striker who also seems to have limited opportunities at WBA at present. He made his Premier League debut aged just 16 years and 344 days and made 14 appearances overall. He was loaned to Bristol City in 2017-18 but recalled after 11 appearances. He made no senior appearances at all last season. Lee Bowyer is excited:

“He’s going to be exciting to watch. When I’ve watched him, he got me excited and he had me on the edge of the chair and if he’s doing that to me, he’ll be doing that to all our fans because every time he gets the ball you think ‘go on then, what are you going to do with it this time?’ He goes past people with ease, he has great pace, he is going to hurt people in behind, so I’m definitely looking forward to working with him.”