Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Club London; Covering the Capital's Teams

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Club London; Covering the Capital's Teams

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Charlton The club say they will be even more reliant on their academy following changes to Financial Fair Play regulations, which will allow for larger losses.

Chief financial officer David Joyes said: "Developing young players is absolutely paramount going forward.

"We have had some significant success in that over recent times. Towards the end of last season we had seven of our players come directly out of the academy.

"Karlan Ahearne-Grant and Joe Gomez have made their first-team debuts this season. We have got a strong pipeline."

Fulham Dan Burn says he is forming a good understanding with centre-back partner Nikolay Bodurov.

Burn said: "At the start of the season, it was difficult. Niko did not speak a lot of English and I obviously do not speak any Bulgarian. It is hard when the centre-halves are chopping and changing every week as you do not really know what the other player is going to do.

"But when I play with Niko, I know when he is going to drop off and when he will attack a ball. You work each other out. It is starting to become a really good partnership."

Millwall Richard Chaplow says Millwall want to give their supporters bragging rights in Saturday's south London derby against Charlton at The Valley.

"It is something that the lads are immensely proud of, the way that we get supported," said the midfielder. "I am sure they will put on a good show and we will be determined to put one on for them, too."

Millwall are just two points above the relegation zone but Chaplow added: "We want to get back to winning ways and I feel that we are very close to doing that."

Watford Lewis McGugan wants to "get back out there and perform" after joining Sheffield Wednesday on loan until the end of the year.

The midfielder admitted he was frustrated by his lack of opportunites at Vicarage Road this season. …

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