Charlton boss Lee Bowyer has given reasoning as to why he could only name six substitutes once again on Saturday.
The Addicks were cut-short on the amount of players they had available to them after Chris Solly had felt unwell on match day.
Alongside him, Jake Forster-Caskey jarred his knee in training whilst Josh Cullen jarred his ankle meaning that he couldn’t travel. It was yet more problems for the Addicks who seem to have suffered throughout the campaign with never-ending injury issues.
Due to the under-23’s schedule, Bowyer couldn’t bring anyone in for the fixture at Preston and he expressed the latest Charlton injury update after the unfortunate defeat to Preston.
Speaking to London News Online, Bowyer said: “He [Solly] just wasn’t feeling the best.
“Jake [Forster-Caskey] was meant to start at the weekend and Josh Cullen was meant to be on the bench. Then on Thursday Jake just jarred his knee or something and it stiffened up on the Friday.
“Josh took one on the end of his toe and jarred his ankle a little bit and he couldn’t travel with us. That was all on Friday.
“The U23s played – they’d already travelled – so we couldn’t bring anyone.”
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Charlton have had a really poor run of form, not just in terms of results but also in terms of the injuries that the squad are currently having to deal with. It has been really unfortunate for Bowyer and his side, as when everyone was fit they went on a great run.
Now, they have to deal with injuries constantly and have to find a way of breaking this awfully barren run. They’re edging closer to relegation and if they slip into it then there has to be serious questions asked, even of the new owners.
They need investment in terms of additions as soon as possible, if they don’t do that then there will be a relegation battle in the future that Charlton will have to try and get out of.