Charlton striker Church mulling over Millwall loan move

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CHARLTON striker Simon Church is considering an offer to join Millwall on loan until the end of the season.

The Lions have agreed a deal with their south London rivals to borrow Church for the second half of the campaign, and it is now down to the player to rubber-stamp the move.

Church, 26, was previously a target for former Millwall bosses Kenny Jackett and Steve Lomas.

He has been brought to Ian Holloway's attention by new first team coach Nigel Gibbs, who worked with the Wales international when he was a youngster at Reading.

Church's preference would be to move to The Den on a permanent basis, with his Addicks contract up in the summer, but a loan is currently the only option on the table.

Alex Aldridge

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130 thoughts on “Charlton striker Church mulling over Millwall loan move

  • January 6, 2015 at 14:30
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    Only think this could work if 4-4-2 so up top with Gregory.. if playing up alone cant see the point in the signing really.. he was thought highly of at reading just lost his way massively.. we shall see

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    • January 6, 2015 at 14:39
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      @SLloyd23: I don't see Gregory figuring in any plan going forward. He hasn't made the step up from non-league and it doesn't look to me like he can.

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      • January 6, 2015 at 14:50
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        @Glasshalffull: you are so wrong about gregary he's looking a lot better every game and considering he from non league he's stepping up still learning and he's not to blame when he ànt getting the right ball in or having a good partnership with another striker when the others ant putting as much work in as him or just not up to it

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      • January 6, 2015 at 15:13
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        @Glasshalffull: for me personally I agree that our current style of play doesnt suit gregory. As we are being too direct due to Holloway not trusting the defenders on the ball any more. But, Gregory has looked decent when he has played, good movement. He is a very good striker but doesn't offer much use unless we utilise him properly which for me we are not as otherwise he would have scored more than 4 goals this season

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      • January 6, 2015 at 16:19
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        @Glasshalffull: he's not great at creating his own chances, but if he has a good chance, he will most likely finish it. That's why we need another striker up there with him

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      • January 6, 2015 at 16:55
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        @Glasshalffull: Totally disagree, Gregory has made huge strides forward and is scoring goals and putting himself in scoring positions in a team that isn't functioning. I agree he needs to develop further but generally I am really pleased with what I have seen from him. I am astounded that so many people thinks he has flopped, what were they expecting from a player that stepped up from non-League this season????

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      • January 7, 2015 at 07:10
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        @Glasshalffull: I remember a few saying that about Sherringham until they brought Cascarino in who was on the same wavelength. If Holloway stopped f****** around with the team and stopped using players that couldn't read a map let alone a football match Gregory might get some decent service.

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  • January 6, 2015 at 14:31
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    Why we signing an Addick player who can't get in there team rubbish red red robbinn

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    • January 6, 2015 at 14:37
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      Considering oh if he has to consider there's something not right he should be grateful we are giving him a chance to play for a proper football club! I say jog on mush

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    • January 6, 2015 at 16:59
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      @kell: Millwall have signed many players that didn't fit into other teams but were a success with us. Ian Dawes, Jimmy Abdou, Carlos Edwards, Wilkinson, Steve Claridge...the list goes on. It could just be that their face didn't fit or they had a manager that played a system that didn't suit them, or their squad was stronger than ours in that position. I personally think church needs to show commitment early and then get stuck in to winning a place in our team, if he applies himself he could be a great success.

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      • January 6, 2015 at 19:44
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        @glyngo: Edwards fitted into our team perfectly, him and Malone gave us extra pace and energy that was needed to support the attack

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        • January 7, 2015 at 11:25
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          @tomking1: My worry is he plays his b***** off and at the end of the season gets picked up by someone else on a free. He has potential, is a good age and if he does come, that IH brings the best out of him...which might be difficult with IH because he hasn't done it with the pile of poo we have so far this season!

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        • January 7, 2015 at 11:26
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          @tomking1: My worry is he plays his bo11ox off and at the end of the season gets picked up by someone else on a free. He has potential, is a good age and if he does come, that IH brings the best out of him...which might be difficult with IH because he hasn't done it with the pile of poo we have so far this season!

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