Leeds loan collapses
By Tom Adams
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Stephan Andersen's deadline day switch to Leeds United has fallen through.
Charlton Athletic have revealed that Stephan Andersen's deadline day switch to Leeds United has fallen through due to the conditions of the proposed loan.
The Addicks announced on Thursday night that the Danish keeper had moved to Elland Road for the remainder of the season, but concerns from the Yorkshire side eventually scuppered the deal.
Charlton boss Iain Dowie wanted to include a clause that would have allowed the Premiership side to recall the 24-year-old at any stage, as they could see Scott Carson return to Liverpool under similar circumstances.
However, Leeds, who extended the loan of Fulham keeper Tony Warner on deadline day, were unwilling to agree to the amendment, leaving both Charlton and their goalkeeper frustrated.
"It's a disappointing situation," general manager Andrew Mills told the club's official website.
"It looked as though the deal was done but Leeds were uncomfortable with the recall clause we were keen to implement so, regrettably, it didn't happen.
"We felt we needed to mirror the Carson situation.
"Iain couldn't afford to loan out Steph and not have the option to recall him in the event of anything happening with Scott.
"Steph is obviously disappointed but he has been very professional about it and is prepared to fight for his place here."