Paul Smyth’s Charlton loan cut short as he rejoins Accrington Stanley

QPR forward Paul Smyth has been recalled from his loan at the Valley, and has immediately been sent back out on loan to Accrington Stanley.

Smyth played 14 times during his short time with the Addicks, contributing one goal and two assists.

Charlton manager Lee Bowyer has spoken highly of the Northern Ireland international upon his departure from the East London club.

“Paul is an excellent lad, he has come in worked hard and made some important contributions for us,” said Bowyer.

“He has been a professional throughout his time here and given his all when he has played for us.

“We’d like to thank QPR for loaning him to us initially and wish him the best for the future.”

Accrington manager John Coleman has noted a marked improvement in Smyth since his last spell at the club during the 2018/19 season.

“We know what we’re getting with Paul, I think he’s developed as a player over the last couple of years and he certainly impressed when he played against us for Charlton,” said Coleman.

“He gives us that other dimension with pace so he ticks a lot of boxes, and I’m hoping he plays a lot of games and does well for us.”

The 23-year-old has his sights set on successive promotions from League One after triumphing in the playoffs with Wycombe Wanderers last season.

“Accrington are a good team and everyone knows that now, and they’re showing it out on the pitch.

“It would be a nice target, I got promoted with Wycombe and it was brilliant so I’ve had that feeling and the desire and drive.

“To do it with Accrington would be brilliant, you’ve got to have the hope and desire to drive and push yourself to the best that you can.

“That’s what Accrington are doing this season, they still have 26 games so there’s a lot of games left to get three points.”

Smyth is available for Saturday’s League One fixture at Plymouth Argyle, with the forward assigned the number 7 shirt.

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