Charlton made addition number 5 last week with the signing of Sean Clare on a two-year contract for an undisclosed fee from Oxford. With his 6ft 2 frame and 13 yellow cards last season, the 24-year-old appears to have some bite to his game. Oxford secured a signing of their own with the permanent transfer of left back Steve Seddon from Birmingham for an undisclosed fee. Mo Eisa also led the headlines this week by joining MK Dons for an undisclosed club record fee. However, the former Peterborough striker has had a disappointing season, scoring just 2 goals in 29 games.
Elsewhere, Gillingham, Lincoln, and Portsmouth added two players each to their squads. Gillingham signed Rhys Bennett on a free transfer following his release from Carlisle and secured Daniel Phillips on loan from Watford. Lincoln signed Lasse Sorensen for an undisclosed fee from Stoke and goalkeeper Josh Griffiths on loan from West Brom. Finally, Portsmouth secured Jayden Reid on a free transfer from Birmingham and Gassan Ahadme on loan from Norwich.
In the free transfer market, Sheffield Wednesday (Jack Hunt), Plymouth Argyle (Brendan Galloway), Burton Albion (Aaron Amadi-Holloway), and Rotherham (Shane Ferguson) all made additions. Rotherham also saw highly sought-after Matt Crooks finally depart this week; the 27-year-old joined Middlesbrough for an undisclosed fee. In the loan market Doncaster Rovers (Tiago Cukur) and Morecambe (Jökull Andrésson) joined from Watford and Reading respectively.
Finally, youth player transfers are not usually included if they have played fewer than 10 professional games, however, two youth transfers caught the eye this week and are worth mentioning. Liam Gibbs turned down a new contract at Ipswich and joined hated rivals Norwich for an undisclosed fee. The 18-year-old midfielder only played once in the league for the Tractor Boys, making his league debut against Charlton in November. Elsewhere, AFC Wimbledon’s youth keeper Matthew Cox joined Brentford – he did not make a senior appearance from the Dons. These transfers are a reminder that League One status makes it very difficult to keep hold of talented youngsters, regardless of how promising the season ahead looks.