Burton moves to The Valley
Sheff Wed striker Deon Burton has joined Charlton on loan with a view to a permanent deal.
Last Updated: 27/11/08 4:03pm
Sheffield Wednesday striker Deon Burton has joined Charlton Athletic on loan with a view to a permanent deal.
Burton has appeared in all bar two of Wednesday's Championship fixtures this season and scored his first goal of the campaign in Tuesday's 2-0 win at Blackpool.
However, the 32-year-old has been allowed to join the Owls' Championship rivals Charlton after Brian Laws lined up a move for Bartosz Slusarski.
With Charlton also having sent Luke Varney on loan to Derby County, caretaker boss Phil Parkinson was keen to bring in cover.
"There's no fee involved for Deon and he's a player I've admired for a long time," Parkinson told the club's official website.
"What concerned me slightly is that if Andy Gray got injured, we lacked a hold-up player and I was struggling to find two strikers who complemented each other.
"But with Deon here, it gives me the option to replace Andy and they also have the ability to play together. All over the football pitch, you need partnerships and it's important you get the right balance in all areas."
Burton joined Wednesday from Rotherham United in January 2006 and will complete a free transfer switch to Charlton when the transfer window reopens in the New Year.