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Charlton Athletic receive mixed team news ahead of MK Dons clash

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Charlton will be looking to extend their winning run at The Valley to four matches when they host Milton Keynes Dons on Wednesday night.

Lee Bowyer’s men produced an impressive performance to beat Ipswich Town on Saturday – a result which was enough to move the Addicks up to 3rd in the League One standings.

It means that Charlton’s defeat at Burton Albion last Tuesday is there only loss since October as Bowyer’s bid to lead his side to a second promotion in the space of three seasons remains on track.

And the Addicks boss provided some more good news ahead of their clash with the Dons – with on-loan Norwich City defender Akin Famewo expected to return to the squad following more than a month out with a hamstring problem.

Bowyer told South London Press: “Akin is back in the squad. He was training last week and he will naturally come back into the squad now.”

However, Charlton will be without defender Deji Oshilaja, who is self-isolating after coming in close contact with with Dylan Levitt, who recently returned a positive COVID-19 test, whilst Paul Smyth remains sidelined with a knee injury.

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“Deji has got to self-isolate because he was near Dylan. He’s got to stay away,” Bowyer added.

“He had a little bit of pain around his knee and it wasn’t from anything. He said he can’t picture how he has done anything. It’s just a case of letting it settle down for a couple of days.

“We’ll see how he goes today. It wasn’t anything major – it’s not like it’s a muscle tear.”

The Verdict

It does feel like Bowyer’s players are getting over the worse of their injury worries, although being without Oshilaja due to COVID-19 will frustrate the Charlton boss – especially with the defender having recently recovered from injury.

But Famewo being available is a major positive. The youngster had made an impressive start to his Valley career and will be welcomed news for Bowyer, whose squad have more than enough quality to go and beat MK Dons.


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