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Fulham loanee Steven Sessegnon missed Charlton’s Oxford trip due to ‘swelling’ on his knee

Steven Sessegnon missed Charlton’s trip to Oxford United due to swelling on his knee, Addicks boss Dean Holden has revealed.

The Fulham loanee was absent from the squad for the trip to Oxfordshire as new manager Holden made a total of four changes from the side that drew with Peterborough on Boxing Day.

Scott Fraser, Ryan Inniss and Miles Leaburn were all benched for the trip to the Kassam Stadium, although the latter two were both introduced with the Addicks trailing 2-0 at the break.

“Sess has got some swelling in his knee,” said Holden.

“He wasn’t able to be fit for this one. Chinny came in for him. It’s an historic injury he’s had. He’s sometimes suspectable when he puts his body through a game like he did at the weekend, sometimes there’s a little bit of swelling and sometimes there’s not.

“On this occasion it swelled up a little bit. Nothing to worry about, I’m sure it will be fine in the next day or two. It’s just something we have to manage.”

“I look at the squad,” added the Addicks boss, when asked for the reasoning behind his changes to the side.

“Young Miles, he’s been out of the squad for three months. He played against Brighton and he played again Saturday. To ask him to go again and on Sunday [at Portsmouth] as well, we don’t want to break him. He’s been out for a long time. He’s a fantastic player, the future of this football club.

“Ryan Inniss has had horrendous injury problems so that was something we needed to manage. And I thought Aaron Henry deserved a shot in there from what I’ve seen before I came to the club and what I saw in training. A fantastic young player, the future of this club. So, Scott Fraser sat this one out.”

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