Having missed out on qualifying for the League One playoffs on goal difference last season, manager Nigel Adkins set out to improve the squad to and do better this time out.


The Addicks brought in George Dobson and Sean Clare on a permanent basis, in addition to signing Harry Arter on loan to shore up things in the middle of the park.



Sandgaard stressed that the Addicks’ transfer strategy involved thinking with a calm head and he is happy overall to have signed many players on long-term contracts.


“Our transfer strategy has been about being sensible and building something sustainable”, Sandgaard was quoted as saying by the South London Press ahead of the loss against Cheltenham.



“I’m really pleased we’ve been able to sign six new players to multi-year contracts.”


The owner revealed that the Addicks’ main aim in the summer was to acquire players who would substantially improve the midfield area.



“What was most important for me, from last season, was to strengthen our midfield, to make it more attacking”, Sandgaard added.


“We now have a very competitive midfield.”


While he admitted he cannot guarantee anything, he expected his side to play exciting attacking football in the season to come.


“The proof is in the pudding but, as far as I can tell, we will be playing exciting football and creating chances.”


Charlton have picked up just four points from their opening six League One games so far this season and will be bidding for a vital win away at Wycombe Wanderers this afternoon.