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Charlton boss Dean Holden provides update on Corey Blackett-Taylor injury and Matt Penney absence

Dean Holden says Charlton still hold hope that they may see Corey Blackett-Taylor back in action before the end of the campaign.

The wideman limped out of Tuesday’s 4-1 win at Morecambe and was absent for the victory at Cambridge with a hamstring problem.

The Addicks boss also provided an update on Ipswich loanee Matt Penney, who has been missing from the last three matchday squads.

On Blackett-Taylor, Holden said: “Six to eight weeks. We’ll see. You never quite know [if he’ll play before the season is up].

“If me and you did the same injury now, you’re quite younger than me so I might take a little bit longer to recover. You can never quite go off that. We’ll see in the first couple of weeks how it settles down.

Corey Blackett-Taylor Picture: Kyle Andrews

“We’ll work hard with the rehab team and if we can get him back before the end of the season, that will be a bonus for us.”

Penney has struggled to make an impact at The Valley and has seen centre-back Terell Thomas start in his favoured left-back role during the last two games.

“Matt is fine,” Holden added. “He came in at a difficult time. We thought Sess (Steven Sessegnon), in terms of his injury, might struggle for the rest of the season. He’s recovered excellently well. It’s been difficult for Matty to settle in, really.

“We’ve been working him hard in training. He’s fit and ready and available. I just felt that Terell deserved his opportunity to come in the other night and having played so well we went with him again.”


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