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Charlton caretaker boss talks Brighton EFL Cup test and has update on absent goalkeeper

Charlton Athletic caretaker boss Anthony Hayes is expecting Craig MacGillivray to be back available for Wednesday night’s EFL Cup tie against Brighton.

The Addicks stopper missed yesterday’s 2-1 defeat to Bristol Rovers.

Ashley Maynard-Brewer started in goal for the South London club with number one Joe Wollacott out until the new year with a broken finger.

“He was one who felt full of virus,” said Hayes when asked about MacGillivray’s absence. “I believe he is back in training today [Saturday] to do some light gym work.

Charlton Athletic v Bristol Rovers SkyBet League One, The Valley, 17 December 2022
Picture : Keith Gillard

“We’ll be off tomorrow [Sunday] and then back in Monday. He’ll be available hopefully for selection.”

Charlton will look to take down Premier League opposition in midweek.

Brighton have not played a competitive game since a 2-1 loss to Aston Villa on November 13.

“It’s a bit of a free hit for us,” said Hayes. “I don’t think anyone is expecting us to go and beat Brighton on Wednesday night. We’ll prepare to cause an upset.”

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