Nick Ajose: Charlton Athletic striker joins Mansfield Town on loan until the

Nicky Ajose

Charlton Athletic have loaned forward Nicky Ajose to Mansfield Town for the rest of the season.

Ajose, 27, has been limited to three goals in 16 appearances for the League One Addicks this season, and will drop down a division to join the Stags.

Mansfield are currently fifth in League Two, two points outside the automatic promotion places.

“Nicky is a proven goal scorer with nearly 100 goals on his CV,” Mansfield boss David Flitcroft said.

“He could’ve been in and out of a League One team who are going for promotion and so the hunger and desire he has shown to come to us is what has most impressed me.”

Karlan Grant and Lyle Taylor have scored 28 goals between them at the Valley, making it difficult for Ajose to earn a regular run in the Charlton team.

“It’s been difficult for Nicky here obviously with the strikers we’ve got and the way they are playing,” Addicks boss Lee Bowyer said. “I think it was best for both parties for him to go on loan.

“To be fair to him he’s been a great pro and a good person around the place, I can’t knock him in any way. Hopefully he goes and scores goals and they get promotion. I wish him all the best.”

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