Nathan Eccleston joins Charlton on loan

Liverpool forward Nathan Eccleston has joined League One side Charlton Athletic on loan until the end of the season.


The 20 year old has made 7 first-team appearances this season, mostly in Europa League games. He spent the latter half of last season on loan at Huddersfield, where he made 11 appearances, scoring once.

The player will clearly benefit from regular first team football with The Addicks, although the London side are currently without a manager following the sacking of Phil Parkinson last week.

Eccleston broke the news via his Twitter account and updated on Wednesday to say he enjoyed his first training session with the club. The paperwork on the deal will be finalised on Thursday meaning he could make his debut against Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.

Charlton chairman Michael Slater said: “A number of clubs were keen to sign Nathan on loan during the transfer window, most of which were in higher divisions, so we had to move very quickly and we’re delighted to have captured his signature.

“He’s very highly rated and has already played Premier League and European football this season, so he’s a fantastic addition to our squad.”