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Charlton Athletic news round-up: Injury update, Blow concerning January target, Praise from opposition boss

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Crewe’s late equaliser last night has dented Charlton Athletic’s play-off hopes but they’ve still got time to turn things around.

Nigel Adkins’ side are two points back from the top six but with a game in hand over sixth-placed Portsmouth, their destiny remains in their hands.

Their trip to Accrington on Saturday is absolutely massive but ahead of that, we’ve pulled together all the latest Charlton news…

Nigel Adkins provides injury update

Charlton were without winger Diallang Jaiyesimi against Crewe last night and it seems he could be absent again on the weekend.

Speaking to London News Online, Nigel Adkins revealed he does not anticipate the 22-year-old being fit for the game against Accrington.

On the fitness of defender Ryan Innis, he added: “We’re protecting him. We took the gamble with him tonight being on the bench. He’s come on and done great. I’d like to think he’s going to be fine for the weekend’s game as well and that’s what we want.”

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January target set for Premier League move

Charlton were one of a string of sides reportedly interested in Wimbledon marksman Joe Pigott back in January but any hopes of returning for him in the summer appear over.

According to Sam Elliott from the Daily Mirror, newly-promoted Watford are set to land the forward on a free transfer at the end of the season and will pay him six times what he currently earns for the Dons.

That sort of offer and the pull of Premier League football is not something the Addicks can compete with at the moment.

Opposition boss heaps praise on Addicks 

While Charlton could only take a point against Crewe last night, it seems they’ve gained an admirer as well.

Speaking to London News Online after the game, visiting manager David Artell was full of praise for Adkins’ players.

“Charlton are a very good team, make no bones about it,” said Artell. “And they are going to go very, very close – if not be in the play-offs.

“That was a terrific watch. I thoroughly enjoyed watching my team tonight.”


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