Another Arrival

West Ham have completed the signing of Chris Powell on loan from Charlton for a month, and he is added to the squad for the game with Sheffield United.

The 34 year old left back, who has been capped five times by his country, signed a new one-year contract before the season but has not played in any of Charlton's four matches of the season thus far.

Chris has made more than 200 starts for Charlton, including 17 appearances in the Premiership last season, since he joined from Derby County in 1998.

He was Charlton's record signing, at £825,000, when he became Alan Curbishley's first recruit after the club were promoted to the Premiership in 1998.

The former Southend defender had cost £750,000 when he moved from them to the Rams in January 1996, before which he had made more than 300 appearances for the Shrimpers after moving from Crystal Palace on a free transfer.

Chris made his international bow in a 3-0 friendly win against Spain on February 28th, 2001, and played a part in England's World Cup campaign - featuring for 90 minutes of the home qualifier against Finland.

His consistent performances, not to mention his enthusiastic attitude, made him an instant hit at the Valley and he was runner up in the supporters' player of the year poll in his first season.

When last he played in what was the first division, Lambeth-born Chris was part of a rearguard that only conceded 27 goals throughout the campaign.

He played 40 times for Charlton that year and earned a place in the best Nationwide Division One team of the season in 2000.