‘Let players go’ – Lee Bowyer breaks transfer silence as Birmingham City consider Phillips move

'Let players go' - Lee Bowyer breaks transfer silence as Birmingham City consider Phillips move

Lee Bowyer has revealed Charlton Athletic are not allowed make new signings – unless they free up spaces in their squad.

The Addicks are currently under a transfer embargo and Bowyer is angry that he is not able to bolster his squad for the League One campaign.

That despite the fact 12 senior players moved on in the wake of relegation – with Bowyer’s 23-strong group comprising large numbers of development players.

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He says the EFL are insisting he must allow more to leave before he can add – with Birmingham City interested in goalkeeper Dillon Phillips.

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“As it stands we can’t bring anyone in – even if we had all the money in the world,” Bowyer told LondonNewsOnline.

“We can’t sign anyone unless we let players go.

“We’re working behind the scenes to try and make some spaces available but it’s not easy.

“I’m being told ‘just be patient’ but it’s driving me mad. I can’t even do my job properly at the moment.”

Bowyer’s frustration is exacerbated by the fact the EFL consider youngsters with a smattering of first team experience to be senior players.

“The EFL are already saying that players who have played 15 minutes a year or two years ago when they came on as a sub.

“But it was because we had so many injuries that we had to play players who weren’t ready. We had no choice – it was either that or play with nine men.

“They are trying to say they are first-team players – but they are not.

“That’s why we can’t bring no-one in. We should be able to bring in at least three players because at the moment some of those players aren’t part of the first-team squad in my eyes.

“But the EFL are saying they are because one player played a game two years ago. It’s pathetic.”

Blues are considering Phillips, who is rated at £1million and who is entering the final year of his contract, as a replacement for Lee Camp who left in the summer.

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