Charlton boss on chances of Akin Famewo starting against Burton Albion tomorrow

Lee Bowyer will assess Akin Famewo today before deciding if the on-loan Norwich City defender can start Charlton’s home game against Burton Albion tomorrow night.

The centre-back had missed the last 13 matches with a hamstring injury but played the full 90 minutes in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Fleetwood Town.

It was only Famewo’s second 90 minutes since the end of October.

“We’ll have to see how he is today,” said Addicks boss Bowyer. “We were in yesterday making sure we got the best preparation we can into them, like we do before every Tuesday game.

“We have to be sensible. He made a difference playing at the weekend. He did well. We don’t want to lose him again. So we’ll definitely have to see how he goes today.”

Alex Gilbey suffered a hamstring injury in training on Thursday. The midfielder had been set to be part of the matchday squad at the weekend.

Both he and Jake Forster-Caskey (also hamstring) both look set to be unavailable for the next couple of games.

“We were doing some shape in training on Thursday and he [Gilbey] just felt it,” said Bowyer. “He did well in the [U23] game and had been a lot better in training. He would’ve been in the squad on Saturday.”

Chuks Aneke is available after serving his one-match suspension.

 


 

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