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  • 31st January 2019 21:20pm
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    Charlton Athletic are delighted to confirm the arrival of Antigua and Barbuda international Josh Parker on a permanent deal from Gillingham.

    The 28-year-old striker has put pen to paper on a six-month contract at The Valley and becomes Lee Bowyer’s fourth signing of the January transfer window following the arrivals of Jonny Williams, Chris Maxwell and Ben Purrington.

    Slough-born Parker started his career at Queens Park Rangers and has played 213 games including stints in Slovenia and in Serbia with Red Star Belgrade.

    He joined Gillingham in 2016/17 and last season netted 10 goals for Steve Lovell’s men.

    Speaking of his new signing Bowyer said: "We’re pleased to get someone with his experience who knows the league inside out. He’s scored goals in this division. It was important to bring someone in who actually knows the league. He’s physical, a good strong lad. I think he’s a good all-around player.

    "I can see him playing alongside Lyle, he’s got pace, he’s strong, he’s physical. He’s got that pace to be a threat in-behind and hurt teams on the break."

    Parker explained what the Charlton fans can expect from him: “They can expect to see a winner, someone that likes to work hard. Coming into this team you have to work hard because of how the team is doing and their aspirations. So for me they can just expect me to help the team in any way I can.

    “I’ve played at The Valley with Gillingham. The fans here at the stadium, the atmosphere, when you are growing and you want to be a professional footballer, it’s the kind of environment you imagine.”

    Head of Recruitment Steve Gallen signed Parker as a youngster at QPR and is excited to be reunited with him. He said: "When I heard there might be the potential for something to happen I was keen. He’s a player I’ve know for a long time, for more than 10 years. I remember him as a youth team player at QPR.

    "I always knew Josh as a number 9, running in behind. He’s been playing as a 10 at times for Gillingham, in the whole at the top of the diamond and also a left winger. We’ve looked for someone who is a bit versatile and we’ll continue to look for another attacking player to complement that."
  • Thats come from nowhere he was never linked
  • edited January 31

    Thats come from nowhere he was never linked

    Shows what the experts really know...

    Only ones who'll ever be aware are Gallen and Bowyer
  • Wrong Gillingham striker...

    Easy to get them mixed up to be fair
  • Permenant so still space for a loan
  • underwhelmed
  • edited January 31
    EDITED after getting joseph and josh parker mixed up

    Is he a striker or winger?
  • Scored 14 goals in 70 apps over the last two years, translates to 1 in 5 so I reckon with better service he could get 5 or 6 between now and the end of the season.
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  • Really dont know what to think with this deal

    Gonna reserve judgement till we've seen him though, Id hope that he's Ajose / Clarke's replacement
  • Eaves is a donkey, however still surprised by this.
  • Underwhelmed bit good luck Josh we're behind you.
  • #dreamcometrue
  • Welcome Josh and all the very best during your CAFC career
  • Got more clubs than tiger woods!

    Look at the quality on that list #excited
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  • In March 2016 he was a contestant on Couples Come Dine With Me which was filmed in Aberdeen during his time on loan.

    Good luck to him.
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  • Sounds like we missed out on our loan targets
  • Macronate said:

    In March 2016 he was a contestant on Couples Come Dine With Me which was filmed in Aberdeen during his time on loan.

    Good luck to him.

    What was his speciality?
  • Macronate said:

    In March 2016 he was a contestant on Couples Come Dine With Me which was filmed in Aberdeen during his time on loan.

    Good luck to him.

    Get in !!
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  • cfgs said:

    Macronate said:

    In March 2016 he was a contestant on Couples Come Dine With Me which was filmed in Aberdeen during his time on loan.

    Good luck to him.

    What was his speciality?
    Id be disappointed if it wasnt fish
  • edited January 31
    No view on this but presumably we haven’t given him a six month deal because we can’t afford his wages.
  • My son said to me .... dad, he’s got speed.....

    I said, I didn’t know he did drugs!
  • Didn’t we have him on trial a few years back?

    This tweet suggests we did:

  • A major surprise that. Another short term permanent signing too
  • ........a six month contract. Is Roly winding us up at the end of the season?
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