Charlton striker Marcus Bent hopes to make his loan with Wigan Athletic into a permanent deal.

He explained: "I'm enjoying my time here and I want to stay. I think the clubs have spoken about a price but it depends on how well the team does this season.

"We need to make sure we stay up - and we will.

"Only the strong survive and we have to show we've got the strength of will and the talent to do what the club did last year and stay up.

"I desperately want to keep the club and myself in the Premier League, and if that means me needing to score 10-15 goals then I'll do everything I can to achieve that."