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Friday 16 Oct 2020
Paul Smyth joins Conor Washington at League One Charlton Athletic

Striker Paul Smyth has joined League One Charlton Athletic on a season-long loan from Championship outfit Queens Park Rangers.

The former Linfield player enjoyed a productive spell on-loan at Wycombe Wanderers last season helping them reach the League One play-offs and eventually, promotion to the Championship.

“It feels great to be a part of the club, Smyth told the Charlton website. “I want to develop as a player and Lee Bowyer (manager) said he can help me with that.

“I had a phone call with him yesterday and I thought let’s get it done.”

“With Wycombe, we got promoted, it was a crazy season but getting there and getting promotion, it is something I want to achieve again.”

Charlton boss Lee Bowyer was delighted to have finally got his man after previous attempts to sign the 23-year-old had failed.

“I think we’ve tried to sign him in the last three transfer windows. He’s quick and full of energy and fits well with the type of football we like to play.”

Smyth, who has made four appearances from the bench for the west-London club this term, will now link up with fellow Northern Ireland international Conor Washington who arrived at the Valley in the summer from Hearts.