Preston made a staggering seven loan signings in January, and with only five allowed in a matchday squad, North End have had to make two fo those deals permanent.

Greg Cunningham and Ched Evans have joined permanently, easing the fears over Alex Neil’s matchday squad by signing until the end of the season.

There seems to be a similar situation at Charlton Athletic right now, with the Addicks having six players on loan at The Valley.

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Preston striker Jayden Stockley is one of them, alongside Norwich City’s Akin Famewo, Luton Town’s Andrew Shinnie, Arsenal’s Matt Smith, Chelsea’s Ian Maatsen and Liverpool’s Liam Millar.

Maatsen and Famewo missed out against Rochdale on Saturday, but Charlton are now looking to make some of their loan moves permanent.

Shinnie seems to be the favourite given that he is out of contract at Luton Town this summer, but could Stockley end up going?

We believe that Charlton will have the chance to turn his move permanent this summer with a long-term stay discussed when the loan was agreed.

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Bowyer has now told the club’s official Twitter account that Charlton are trying to make two of the loans permanent in the very near future, to avoid the loan issue on matchdays.

There is little chance of Maatsen or Smith going permanently because of their standing at Chelsea and Arsenal respectively, with Millar unlikely too.

That leaves Stockley, Famewo and Shinnie as the other possibilities, and with Bowyer recently praising Stockley, maybe the 27-year-old will end up leaving North End for good very soon.

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