Charlton Athletic boss explains absence of Manchester United youngster

Dylan Levitt was set to be in Charlton’s squad for Tuesday’s match at Burton Albion but was sent home ill.

The Manchester United midfielder has not featured for the Addicks in League One since the 2-0 win at Northampton on October 24.

Levitt has been on the bench for the four fixtures prior to the midweek 4-2 reverse.

“He was away with us but he was ill and got sent home,” said Charlton manager Lee Bowyer. “He had a bit of a temperature and when someone has that now then they get sent home.

“He had a test and I’m guessing it came back okay, he’s probably just got a cold, but as a club we can’t take any risks to keep him around the lads.

“The plan was to rest Albie [Morgan]. Albie is young and he’s doing great – the penny has finally dropping with him about what he needs to do to be a regular for us.

“Albie travelled but he was going to be sat on the sidelines and getting ready for Saturday – because he had earned that. Going Saturday-Tuesday is too much for him in terms of starting.

“Dylan was ill on the morning of the game, so it was lucky we had Albie there. Dylan hasn’t done anything wrong. He hasn’t had as many minutes as he’d have liked or we’d have liked him to have, but the middle of the park is probably our strongest area.”

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