Former West Ham and Norwich City man on trial at Charlton Athletic

BY RICHARD CAWLEY

Former West Ham United and Norwich defender Elliott Ward is on trial at Charlton Athletic – and plays in today’s pre-season friendly at Welling United.

The 33-year-old is a free agent after leaving Blackburn Rovers. He spent the second half of last season on loan at Milton Keynes.

Ex-Derby County winger Simon Dawkins is another looking to win a deal with the Addicks and is part of the first-half side at Park View Road.

Caretaker boss Lee Bowyer will play two different sides in each of the 45 minutes.

Charlton (first-half team): Maynard-Brewer, Marshall, Bauer, Sarr, Page, Dawkins, Aribo, Maloney, Grant, Magennis, Ajose.

Charlton (second-half team): Phillips, Solly, Ward, Pearce, Blumberg, Morgan, Lapslie, Forster-Caskey, Taylor, Vetokele, Fosu.

Welling United: Wilks, Gibbons, Barrett, Ijaha, Orlu, Audal, L’Ghoul, Kissock, Goldberg, Coombes, McCallum.

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