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Crystal Palace winger set to get his first Charlton Athletic minutes against Plymouth Argyle at The Valley

Jesurun Rak-Sakyi looks set to make his Charlton Athletic debut against Plymouth Argyle tomorrow night.

The Addicks took the highly-rated winger on a season-long loan last week.

Rak-Sakyi was not involved in their 1-0 defeat at Sheffield Wednesday but manager Ben Garner confirmed today that he is set to be involved for the fixture at The Valley on Tuesday evening.

“Jed is fine, he travelled [to Sheffield] but I didn’t put him in the matchday squad. I wanted him to get to know everyone and get integrated into the squad. He trained yesterday and today – he will be available.

“One player took quite a heavy kick to the calf, he didn’t train yesterday. We’ll see how he is today. The only one who is doubtful is Chuks Aneke. He did some training yesterday but tomorrow will probably be too soon. I certainly expect him to be back for Saturday.”

Jayden Stockley led the line at Hillsborough despite being unwell.

“He was much better yesterday and I’m hoping he will be even better today and through the worst of that,” Garner told the South London Press. “I think he was close to saying: ‘I can’t play’. Like I said on Saturday, he showed his character and leadership in terms of putting himself out there and putting in a good hour for the team. I think he’ll be a lot stronger for that on Tuesday now.”

Charlton are 13th in the early League One standings as well as progressing to the second round of the EFL Cup after knocking out Championship side QPR.

“I’m pleased overall,” said Garner, when asked by the South London Press what he made of the club’s start. “Massive credit to the players, they’ve been great from day one of pre-season on taking a lot on a lot of information and a lot of new ideas.

“They are working long days and doing a lot of hours. My only disappointment is that I think we deserve a couple more points than what we have got on the board. That would be it. We know we need to improve in certain areas of the performance but I think we should have a couple more points – we can’t be disappointed about that. We need to use that as a motivation.

“We’ve got two home games to look forward to this week. Hopefully we can win both and that will put us in a very good place then.”


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