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LEFT FOOT FORWARD

10-Feb 04:26, by Ketts

It was the club's left-footed players who were in the news on Friday, and there are some important dates for your diary.

It was the left-footers who were in the news on Friday.

Karl Robinson was studying some of the stats produced by the club's analysts, and contemplating giving Harry Lennon a rest.

Lennon did not have the best of games against Oxford last week. The situation was made more frustrating as Robinson had a fullly fit Patrick Bauer on the bench. The big German is likely to return to the side at Doncaster.

Robinson's other first choice central defender, Jason Pearce, is nearing fitness and should be available next week.

Another long term injury victim, Lewis Page, is available again and could be in the squad at the Keepmoat.

The wide left midfield berth has been filled by Stephy Mavididi recently, but the Arsenal loanee is ruled out for the next eight weeks with a hamstring injury.

New arrival, Michal Zyro, is left footed but Robinson hinted that he may push Josh Magennis wide at Doncaster.

If he does, it would open the door for Zyro to play up front.

Top scorer, Tariqe Fosu, made a welcome return last week, and the manager is keen to tie the youngster down to a longer deal.

His original deal expires next summer, and Robinson said this about the former Reading man:

‎"Its important to sit down with Tariqes advisers and discuss the boys future.

"You could see on Saturday at certain times that hes unplayable, but also he is very young still and his decision-making needs to improve.‎

"Everyone is getting carried away but people need to look at Tariqes career. He hasnt played much more than 20 games in League One.

"Hes had loans at Fleetwood and Accrington which didnt really work out.

"Weve got the best out of him."

Some important dates for those contemplating going on holiday in May.

Charlton could well be involved with the play-offs, which brings the possibility of a rare Wembley appearance.

The League One final will be played on Sunday 27 May, with the Championship decider being played the day before, and the League Two final the day after.‎

The first League One semi-final will take place on Thursday 10 May, with the return leg on Sunday13 May‎.

The other semi-final will be played on Saturday 12 and Wednesday 16 May.

 

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