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Charlton boss explains why Danny Hollands made Swindon loan move

Charlton's Danny Hollands. Picture: PA Wire Charlton's Danny Hollands. Picture: PA Wire

Thursday, November 15, 2012
9:05 PM

Charlton manager Chris Powell believes that Danny Hollands still has a future at The Valley, despite being loaned to League One side Swindon Town.

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The former Bournemouth man has fallen out of favour in south London during recent weeks and expressed his desire to make a temporary switch.

“I’ve moved Johnnie Jackson inside so it has been quite competitive for places in there,” Powell explained.

“Bradley Pritchard by trade is a central midfielder, but he’s doing a job on the right at the moment, but we’re quite flexible. At times we can play 4-3-3 or we can switch it and move to two strikers.

“Dale Stephens has come back and played particularly well and he’s pushing to keep his place and keep his form. So Danny has come out. He has played a few games this year, but I just felt this may just give him a lift and get him some minutes – a bit like what I have done with Scott Wagstaff.

“I’ve got Eggert in for a month and that is another player who can cover that area, so it gives Danny a lift to be playing regularly and I’m sure if he does what we all know he is capable of doing at League One level then it will be very good for him and he’ll be doing a good job for Swindon.

“Ultimately he’s my player so he will be up to speed as well, so it works for everyone and we wish him well in the six weeks that he’s there.”

Powell added: “Danny expressed his wish to get some game time and play so I just felt maybe it would do him the world of good.

“At the moment I felt it was right and wise for him to go out. He is still our player. He has gone there for six weeks, but I can call him back after 28 days. I feel quite comfortable in doing that and I am sure it will benefit everyone in the long term.”

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