Addicks bans will be a loss

Charlton manager Lee Bowyer has admitted the ban on Ben Watson and Ryan Inniss for one game each will make team selection hard for Charlton’s clash with Portsmouth tomorrow.

The big centre-back was sent off with 25 minutes to go in Tuesday’s 2-0 home win over ex-boss Karl Robinson’s Oxford, following two yellow cards.

And Watson, pictured, picked up a fifth caution in five games, meaning he must also serve a one-match ban.

Bowyer said: “Ryan is a loss. We do not have cover in that position, as Deji Oshilaja is out injured – his problem with his foot is getting better but he is probably 10 days away from a return.

“Ryan has been good for us since he came in and we will miss him.

“Portsmouth is a tough place to go without the kind of experience Ben has. His yellow card was quite harsh. I think it was the first free-kick in the game – and it was inside their half.

“But we have a good squad of players and now someone else has a chance to come in and do well.”

Alfie Doughty (hamstring) is likely to be out for at least a month.

He suffered a hamstring tear last week. “It is too early to say but he will be out a while,” said Bowyer.

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One thought on “Addicks bans will be a loss

  • 30 October 2020 at 15:31

    Doughty out for a month? I’ve heard it’s likely to be much longer, Bowyer himself said up to 4 months I believe.


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