It could be Les Reed's tartan army?
Hibernian stars Scott Brown and Kevin Thomson will demand talks with chairman Rod Petrie after he rejected a £3million offer from the Addicks. Brown, 21, and skipper Thomson, 22, are involved in a wage dispute with Hibs after so far failing to renegotiate the new contracts they signed in March. Brown - who had a transfer request rejected earlier this month - is furious Hibs have now denied them a dream move to the Premiership. He told the Daily Record: 'Charlton have come in with a great offer and he (Petrie) has knocked it back.`'I find that very hard to understand so it's time we put our cards on the table.
'It's difficult to understand why Hibs will not accept an offer of £1.5million for each of us. They are not willing to give us new deals and yet they are not willing to accept that kind of money for us. It doesn't make any sense. Of course Charlton interest me. Who wouldn't fancy playing in the Premiership and testing yourself against guys such as Thierry Henry?'
Brown is thought to be the hotter property of the two. He is seen as a rising talent in Scotland and has attracted interest from Rangers.
Another possibility would be a loan with Diara, 'the new Makelele', available from Chelsea. The Super Hoops were interested but he wanted to stay in the Premiership. Could be just what Charlton need.
The news is not good about Gibbs who would be the first Ivy League graduate to play for Charlton if he appeared in a first team shirt. He injured his knee again, which he originally hurt in the last friendly played by the USA before the World Cup, in a reserve match and will be require additional surgery. He will be out for anywhere from three to fourteen months so we won't see him play this season.