Charlton Athletic attacker makes League Two move

Charlton Athletic's Karlan Ahearne-Grant warming up before the game

Charlton attacker Karlan Ahearne-Grant has joined Crawley Town on loan for the rest of the season.

The 20-year-old has made 31 appearances for the Addicks this term but his opportunities are likely to be diminished following the loan signings of Stephy Mavididi, Sullay Kaikai and Michal Zyro this month.

Charlton manager Karl Robinson said: “Karlan has really moved mountains this season, he has worked so hard and I think are fans are beginning to see that on the pitch.

“I sometimes have to be a bit unselfish, though, and look after him and that is the reason for letting him go out on loan. I rate him so much, I really believe that he is the future of the club and that is why I think it is so important for him to go and play regularly.

“Karlan is going to go and play under Harry [Kewell], who was a top, top player and someone that Lee Bowyer and I have a good relationship with. Crawley are a side that are full of confidence and I think he can make a big difference to them.”

Ahearne-Grant could make his debut for the West Sussex club in their League Two fixture at Chesterfield on Saturday.

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