Charlton defender Lennon joins Cambridge

Cambridge United have signed young Charlton Athletic defender Harry Lennon on a six-month loan deal.

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Cambridge United bag Charlton defender Lennon on loan

Harry Lennon in action against Wigan Athletic. Credit: PA

Cambridge United have signed young Charlton Athletic defender Harry Lennon on a six-month loan deal.

The 19-year-old made his debut for the Addicks last season after breaking into the first team.

Cambridge Director of Football Jez George says the U's beat other clubs to Lennon's signature.

"Our Chief Scout, Ben Strang, has watched Harry on several occasions for Charlton's U21s and has always been impressed.

He has all of the physical attributes that Richard was looking for in adding another defender to the squad. Harry is 6 foot 2 inches, left footed and quick. He is also able to play left side centre back or left back which will give some flexibility to our defensive options.

We have an excellent relationship with Charlton and therefore, despite interest from other clubs in our league for Harry, we were able to secure a loan deal until January. We would like to thank Charlton for all their help."

– Jez George, Cambridge United Director of Football
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