Charlton striker Lyle Taylor has shared a motivated message after making his long-awaited return from injury during his side’s 1-0 defeat to Middlesbrough on Saturday afternoon.
Taylor was introduced at half-time during the clash at the Riverside Stadium, but he could not inspire his side to victory with Boro coming out on top courtesy of George Saville’s effort inside the first minute of the game.
The Addicks have been without Taylor’s services since he suffered a knee injury on international duty back in September, with the attacker forming part of Charlton’s injury crisis which is keeping more than 10 first-team players out of action.
However, Taylor’s return should provide a significant boost for Lee Bowyer’s side given the impressive start the striker made to the season after scoring five goals in his first six Championship matches prior to the injury.
Taylor has now taken to Instagram to admit he finds it hard to feel disappointed with the 1-0 defeat given the game also marked his long-awaited return, and he now appears motivated to help his side bounce back when they face Huddersfield in the week.
Taylor has proved to be a revelation since arriving at Charlton from AFC Wimbledon in the summer of 2018, with the 29-year-old netting 30 goals during his 52 appearances for the South London outfit.
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The fact Charlton’s injury crisis has had a notably negative effect on their league form means morale must be low at the club currently, but Taylor’s return to action will provide a considerable lift for all those associated with the Addicks.
The 29-year-old has quickly become a fans’ favourite at The Valley since his move last year, and his clinical presence in front of goal means he should be able to help Charlton get back on track following a challenging period.
Macauley Bonne has done his best to fill Taylor’s goalscoring void in the Charlton talisman’s absence, and it will now be interesting to see whether Bowyer decides to deploy Taylor alongside Bonne in coming matches.