Charlton defender could be a late fitness call for Millwall derby

Charlton manager Lee Bowyer is unsure whether Adam Matthews will be fit in time for tomorrow’s derby against Millwall.

The right-back missed Tuesday night’s 0-0 draw at Cardiff City with a hip problem.

Matthews, picked up as a free agent in September following his release by Sunderland, has featured 23 times for the Addicks and his form had been keeping Chris Solly out of the side.

Solly – out of contract in the summer – has opted not to play the final nine matches of the campaign as he does not want to pick up an injury which could scupper his move prospects.

“Adam is touch and go,” said Bowyer. “He played and finished the QPR game but he was struggling in the first half. He made it a bit worse. It’s to do with his hip.

“Apart from that it is only [Matt] Smith and Pagey [Lewis Page] who are injured.

“Tomer Hemed had a dead leg, so hopefully he’ll be okay to come back into the squad.”

Sam Field was forced off with a gash to the back of his head following a collision with Cardiff’s Robert Glatzel because Charlton’s medical staff were unable to quickly stitch the wound. But the on-loan West Brom midfielder will be fine to face the Lions.

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