Charlton Athletic manager Lee Bowyer has confirmed that striker Lyle Taylor is set to miss Saturday’s derby against Millwall this weekend.
29-year-old Taylor hasn’t played football since August, after suffering knee ligament damage while on international duty with Montserrat and he has been forced to watch on from the sidelines ever since as the likes of Macauley Bonne have stepped in to Taylor’s spot and largely impressed.
The Montserrat international had made a strong start to his individual season having scored five goals in the first six Championship games, but the progress that the experienced striker had made after stepping up a division was cut short by his injury.
Taylor joined the Addicks in the summer of 2018 from AFC Wimbledon and his performances in League One helped Bowyer’s men earn promotion via the play-offs, the former Wimbledon man netting 21 league goals in 41 appearances during his first season at The Valley.
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The 29-year-old made his international debut for Montserrat in 2015 and has since gone on to earn six caps for his country as well as score one goal against Curacao, netting the equaliser on his debut.
Taylor missing out for Charlton is a big loss with the 29-year-old not far away from returning to the pitch, however Millwall appears to have come too soon for the experienced Football League forward.
Bowyer will be hoping that his star striker returns from his knee injury soon however he won’t be rushing the 29-year-old back into the fold at The Valley to avoid risk to the the former Millwall youth graduate.