Tooting & Mitcham manager Billy Smith is fast becoming football's Simon Cowell, with Charlton Athletic set to swoop on midfielder Dorian Smith this week.

The 19-year-old is expected to switch to the Valley until the end of the season, after impressing Addicks boss Alan Pardew during a trial match against Ivory Coast club Asec Mimosas last week.

Terrors boss Smith, who once managed Pardew, tipped off the former West Ham United chief about Dulwich Hamlet striker Chris Dickson a year ago.

The 23-year-old hotshot cost Athletic £35,000 in March 2007 - after scoring 31 goals in 35 games for Hamlet - and hit his first goal for the Addicks in an FA Cup fourth-round clash at West Bromwich Albion.

Talent-spotter Smith appears to have pulled off another coup, with his namesake set to complete formalities on Thursday once Pardew returns from a midweek break in Spain.

And the Terrors chief, who revealed Reading boss Steve Coppell had also been eying the starlet, insists losing his protegé will be a move that suits both parties, providing the youngster can get in shape.

"He is a hugely talented lad and training full-time will only help him, because he carries a bit of weight when he isn't playing," he said.

"I still know Alan Pardew pretty well and will always let him know if there is a player he should be looking at, which is what happened with Chris Dickson.

"It is not necessarily the finished article they want.

"They want to see potential and Dorian certainly has that.

"Chris has had a good season with Charlton, so they see it as money well spent and, hope-fully, the same will happen again."

Dickson's departure from Champion Hill signalled the end of Dulwich's Ryman League Division South title chances last season, as they tailed off to finish outside the play-off places. But the Tooting boss, who could now re-sign ex-Terror Matt York after he was released by Kingstonian, does not think Smith's departure will have such a detrimental effect.

"It isn't as if he has played a big part in our season, unlike Chris," he added.

"We have only got a small squad so his leaving opens up a spot for us to bring someone else in to the midfield.

"I would only consider looking at Matt if that happens.

"As far as I am concerned, we never fell out."

Charlton could end up returning the favour, with Smith admitting he will tap up his contacts to plug the gap left by striker Paul Vines, who starts a four-match ban on Tuesday.