Sunderland sign Will Grigg as Charlton lose key man: January's League One winners and losers

Sunderland left it late to complete their business on transfer deadline day - but how did their League One rivals fare in the January window?

Saturday, 2nd February 2019, 11:49 am
Updated Thursday, 7th February 2019, 16:05 pm
Sunderland completed the signing of Will Grigg from Wigan on transfer deadline day.

We take a closer look at the division's winners and losers following a hectic month in the third tier.

It was a nervy deadline day for the Black Cats who finally signed Will Grigg from Wigan. Jack Ross will hope Grigg can fill the void left by top scorer Josh Maja, while Jimmy Dunne, Grant Leadbitter, Lewis Morgan and Kazaiah Sterling also came in.
Despite losing their manager, Luton signed five new players in January. Midfielder George Moncur signed from Barnsley while striker Jason Cummings and defender Alex Baptiste arrived on loan.
In the final hours of deadline day, Rovers boss Grant McCann said he was going home and turning off his phone. Thankfully for him, Doncaster kept hold of top scorer John Marquis despite reported interest from Sunderland.

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While three consecutive league defeats saw Kenny Jacketts side drop off the top of the table, Portsmouth did manage to sign six new players last month. Despite their recent wobble, Pompey look well equipped to continue their promotion push.
It wasnt such a good month for Charlton on the transfer front, as the Addicks lost their League One top scorer Karlan Grant to Huddersfield. Grant has scored 14 goals for Lee Bowyers side in the league this term.
Despite signing strikers Cauley Woodrow and George Miller from Fulham and Middlesbrough respectively, the Tykes lost midfield duo Brad Potts and George Moncur, with the latter signing for promotion rivals Luton.
Peterborough added five new players to their squad last month, yet Evans wont be there to oversee the changes.The 56-year-old was released from his contract following Poshs goalless draw with Charlton and replaced by Darren Ferguson.