Charlton Athletic are confident of completing a loan move for Fulham full back Steven Sessegnon, according to Rich Cawley of the South London Press.

The Addicks see the former England under-21 international as a strong option as they seek to earn promotion from League One under new boss Ben Garner. Sessegnon ended last season on loan at Plymouth, whose own push for promotion ended in final day heartbreak, making ten appearances for Argyle. The Roehampton-born defender’s previous loan stint with Bristol City was marred by a succession of injury problems, with Sessegnon playing only eighteen games before returning to Motspur Park.

Now 22, Sessegnon has struggled for fitness and first-team action to make the most of the talent that saw him become a key part of the England under-17 side that won the World Cup in 2017. He has made nineteen senior appearances for Fulham, but is unlikely to force his way into Marco Silva’s thoughts this term despite a versatility that allows him to fill in effectively in either full back role or the centre of defence.