Charlton youngster joins Boreham Wood on loan until the end of the season

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Youngster Josh Umerah has joined National League club Boreham Wood on loan until the end of the 2018/19 season.

The striker, who enjoyed a spell at Wycombe Wanderers last season, has made three substitute appearances for Charlton’s first team.

Caretaker boss Lee Bowyer said: "It's a move that is best for all parties. Josh needs to be playing men's football rather than with the U23s so it's a loan that will benefit him."

Charlton Academy Manager Steve Avory said: “This is a good opportunity for Josh to head out on loan and experience senior football on a weekly basis.

“The National League is a very physical division, a division with a number of big clubs and ever-improving quality and one that I am confident Josh can excel in. He enjoyed a good spell with Wycombe Wanderers last season and hopefully he can build on that this time around with Boreham Wood.

“It’s a big season for Josh and he needs to continue his development in a senior environment rather than an U23 one.”

The Addicks have the option to recall Umerah in January.