Charlton striker Lyle Taylor made his first appearance since late August over the weekend, but he could not prevent his side from suffering a narrow 1-0 defeat at the hands of Middlesbrough on Teesside.
Lee Bowyer’s side failed to recover after falling behind to George Saville’s first-minute goal, with Taylor’s half-time introduction still not proving to be enough to help Charlton seal their first victory since mid-October.
Taylor made a fine start to the season by scoring five goals in his first six games, but he had been out of action since sustaining a knee injury while on international duty with Montserrat in early September.
The 29-year-old’s absence has formed a part of Charlton’s serious injury crisis in recent weeks – which has seen more than 10 players sidelined with problems – but Taylor is now back in contention ahead of his side’s clash with Huddersfield in midweek.
The striker took to Instagram following Saturday’s match to declare his relief at being back from injury:
Can you score maximum points in this Charlton quiz? Have a go now!
Plenty of Charlton supporters responded to Taylor’s message with many of them expressing their relief at seeing Taylor back in action, while others looked ahead to the striker’s reunion with former Charlton frontman Karlan Grant on Tuesday night.
Here are some of the responses…
gregstubley3: Great to see you back out there mate 💪
benhunt93_: Good to see you back, king.👊🏼 Was very disappointed yesterday after making the long trip but I’ll be there on Tuesday to back the boys. Win, lose or draw we’re all behind you.❤️🔴⚪️
che_.xo: The king has returned 👑 ❤️
bengwells202: Please sign a new contract we need you Lyle
cafcmedia: Time to show Karlan what he’s missing🤣🔥
harveyjp18: Time to show @karlangrant why he should of stayed with us 😂⚽️🔥