Charlton Athletic defender Harry Lennon has joined newly-promoted Cambridge United on a six-month loan deal.

The 19-year-old made his professional debut for the Addicks during their 1-0 FA Cup win against Huddersfield in January.

U's director of football Jez George told the club's website: "Our chief scout, Ben Strang, has watched Harry on several occasions for Charlton's Under-21's and has always been impressed.

"He has all of the physical attributes that Richard was looking for in adding another defender to the squad.

"We have an excellent relationship with Charlton and therefore, despite interest from other clubs in our league for Harry, we were able to secure a loan deal until January. We would like to thank Charlton for all their help."

Lennon goes straight into the squad for Cambridge's pre-season friendly away at Boreham Wood on Tuesday evening.