Matt Penney has joined Charlton Athletic on loan for the remainder of the season. 

The left-back had spent the first half of the campaign on loan at Motherwell, who were keen to bring him back to Scotland for the second half of the campaign. 

But he is instead heading to Charlton to finish the campaign with the Addicks under Dean Holden. 

“I spoke to the manager a couple of weeks ago and every conversation I’ve had with him has been brilliant,” he said.  

“We have shared very positive talks and I am delighted to be here now. 

“I know what I’m here to do and I can’t wait to show the fans what I’m about. Every time I pull on the Charlton shirt on a Saturday or a Tuesday I’m going to give 110 per cent and I will bring lots of work rate and energy.  

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“Hopefully I can help the boys with clean sheets, assists and goals to help push us up that table.” 

Commenting on Penney’s arrival, Holden said: "I'm really pleased we've been able to sign Matt. He is a left-back who is solid defensively and good going forward.  

"Matt joins us after playing games regularly in the top flight in Scotland and, like our other signings, is hungry to come in and show what he can do.  

"I liked that he has spent time on loan at St Pauli in the second tier in Germany. St Pauli are a proper club with a loud and passionate fanbase. Going there, outside of his comfort zone, he'll have played in pressurised environments, which will be valuable experience for his time with us.  

"I've spoken since I joined about using January to give our squad more balance and signing a naturally left-footed full-back, of Matt’s quality, was extremely important." 

Penney’s Ipswich contract expires in the summer.