Paul Benson looks set to leave Charlton shortly on a loan deal that could become permanent in January. Signed by Phil Parkinson in what was a big signing in those financially straitened times at the club, he has fallen down the pecking order at The Valley, exemplified by his appearance in the Kent Senior Cup fixture at Bromley on Tuesday.
Understandably, the 31-year old wants to get games so that he can make the best of the remaining years of his career. The introduction of Michael Smith at Halifax is perhaps a sign of the way in which things are moving.
I know that some Addicks rated Benson, at least as a target man, but for me he was often too static, getting into what may well have been promising positions but then expecting the ball to be delivered to him on a plate.