By Richard Cawley
Johnnie Jackson could return to Charlton Athletic’s matchday squad on Saturday – and needs just two more appearances to rack up 500 matches in his career.
The midfielder, who has been assisting caretaker boss Lee Bowyer and was already player-coach this season, has missed recent fixtures with an Achilles injury.
But Jackson is closing in on a return to fitness.
Addicks winger Tariqe Fosu will be missing for this weekend’s visit of Blackburn Rovers – who sealed their promotion to the Championship on Tuesday night – and that opens up a spot on the bench.
Jackson, 35, has made 10 League One appearances this season. He has scored 55 goals in 276 matches for Charlton.
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