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Friday, October 12, 2012
Scott Wagstaff has joined League One side Leyton Orient on loan for 28 days.
The winger, who has featured just once for the Addicks so far this season, coincidentally against Orient in the Capital One Cup, goes straight into the O’s squad for their league match against AFC Bournemouth at Dean Court tomorrow (Saturday).
Athletic manager Chris Powell said: “Scott has been on the fringes so far this season, so instead of him just being in the squad and on the bench and not getting much game-time, this is an opportunity for him to get some minutes under his belt.
“He loves playing and deserves to play football every weekend. We will benefit from him playing regularly and getting some much-needed football, and then, at the end of the 28 days, we can assess things further.”
O’s boss Russell Slade said: “We’re delighted to have signed Scott on a month’s loan. He is a versatile forward and will add to our attacking options.
“He plays with bags of energy and we know all about his ability, having seen it first hand against us on several occasions over the past few seasons.”
Academy product Wagstaff, 22, is the Charlton’s current longest serving player, and scored five goals in 34 league appearances last term as the Addicks won the League One title.
He has previously been out on loan on two occasions, to Bournemouth and Northwich Victoria, and joins Leon Clarke (Scunthorpe United) and Yado Mambo (AFC Wimbledon) as Addicks currently plying their trade away from SE7.
Wagstaff also has happy memories of Orient’s Brisbane Road ground. In August 2010, he was named man of the match following a fine display that included a goal as 10-man Charlton defeated the East Londoners 3-1 in front of the Sky cameras.
The wideman is sure of some friendly faces at Orient, with former Addicks Kevin Lisbie, David Mooney and Lee Cook all representing the O’s.
Wagstaff has also been given permission to feature for the O’s in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy and will wear the number 27 shirt during his time with the club.