Egbo itching to return to action


Mandela Egbo is itching to return to action as the full-back enters the final stages of his rehabilitation programme.

The 25-year-old is set to resume full training with his teammates at Sparrows Lane next week. 

Speaking at a half-term football course hosted by Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT), Egbo said: "My rehab's been free of setbacks which has been good. I've been out for three-and-a-half months now and I recently trained with the team for the first time. We'll see where my fitness is at in the next couple of weeks. I'm looking forward to getting back involved."


"The gaffer has come in and been very open with us all," he added. "He's been very honest about his past and his family, and I've had some good conversations with him about that. I really appreciate how much he's made me feel involved with the lads even though I've been out of training. He's been top-notch."

The defender was full of praise for CACT's holiday courses, which allow young people to take part in various football-based activities.

"It's always good to get down when you've got a bit of free time after training," he said. "I've come to visit the young boys and girls who are training during the half-term break.

"There's a lot of great work that CACT put on, taking the kids from 9am-3pm during the week and keeping them entertained and involved. Lots of kids in attendance, lots of football being played and lots of fun being had!" 

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