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THE CAVALRY IS ON ITS WAY

16-Mar 05:33, by Ketts

Karl Robinson should soon have more options available to him.

Lewis Page became the latest victim of the Charlton injury curse on Tuesday evening. He went down with a serious looking hamstrlng injury could be out for several weeks.

Page joined the club from West Ham in January, after spending the first half of the season on loan at Coventry.

The transition has been anything but smooth. Injuries, and an early red card at Bolton at the end of January, have made Page's early days at The Valley very stop go.

This is in stark contrast to the man he was brought in to replace - Morgan Fox - who rarely missed a game.‎

Such a stuttering start has meant the Valley faithful‎ have yet to see him at his best.

Karl Robinson assessed Page's situation, and gave ‎ an update‎ on some of the other injured players after Tuesday's game:

‎"I was right in front of him (Page). and heard him scream when he went down. Hes had a very difficult time since hes come here and a lot of people will give him criticism because hes been injured an awful lot. ‎

"He has to find that run of games to keep himself fit, but well see how he is in the next few days.‎

"Jason Pearce is getting fit, Jake Forster-Caskey is back fit again, Ezri Konsa made it in the end, Jordan Botaka was back fit in the squad, Solls (Chris Solly) is a couple of weeks away and Josh Magennis is coming back to fitness."‎

‎Jason Pearce's leadership and organisational skills have been sorely missed in recent months.

The central defender played for an hour for Jason Euell's Under-23‎ side on Sunday, and was due to make another appearance for them at Crewe on Wednesday.

In the end, he did not feature in the Crewe match, which may mean he suffered a slight reaction to Sunday's game. Or it could be that Robinson wanted him to train with a view to including him in the squad for Saturday's game at Sheffield United.

Jordan Botaka, Jake Forster-Caskey and Ezri Konsa were on the bench on Tuesday, the latter two making ‎substitute appearances.

Konsa gave an impressive display in midfield when he came on. It was a relief to see the youngster‎ involved, he appeared to have picked up a serious knock against Walsall on Saturday.

Joe Aribo and Nathan Byrne did not feature in the Bradford City game, and it remains to be seen if they will be available for the trip to Bramall Lane.‎

Robinson will want as big a pool of players as possible available for the game. It will‎ be the toughest fixture the Addicks willl face before the season ends,

 

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