Benson one of three new faces to boost Charlton’s credentials

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Charlton have been among the busiest clubs in the transfer window after strengthening at both ends of the pitch.

The Addicks have made a bright start to their League One campaign by collecting seven points from their opening four games and are 14/1 to be crowned champions in May.

In order to help with this quest, manager Phil Parkinson has paid local rivals Dagenham & Redbridge a fee of around £250,000 for striker Paul Benson.

Benson scored 21 league goals last season to fire Dagenham into League One and struck over 80 goals in total for them.

Charlton have also brought defender Jon Fortune back to the Valley after he was released by Sheffield United.

Fortune played over 150 games for Charlton earlier in his career and has been given a deal until January.

Ex-Carlisle attacker Joe Anyinsah is the third new arrival and will add versatility to the squad as he can play as a striker or on the right wing.

Plymouth have also been busy adding a new face to their squad as French defender Stephane Zubar has signed on a one-month rolling contract until he receives international clearance.

Zubar spent last season playing in Romania and will be hopeful of supporting Plymouth defy odds of 33/1 to win League One.

Carlisle have turned to Leeds defender Lubomir Michalik to increase their rearguard options, with the Slovakian international signing on loan until January.

Michalik will be in the Carlisle squad to face Swindon in the next round of league features, were they are evens to collect the home win.

Brighton are 16/1 to win League One after their bright start and have signed Newcastle midfielder Kazenga LuaLua on loan until January.

Benson is 33/1 to finish as League One’s top scorer this season. See the entire market.

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