Dean Holden has provided an update on the fitness of full-backs Todd Kane and Steven Sessegnon ahead of Saturday’s trip to Peterborough United.
New recruit Kane, who recently joined the Addicks on loan from Championship side Coventry City, was forced off moments before the interval in last weekend’s clash against Barnsley, while Sessegnon withdrew from the starting XI late on after the warm-up.
“Todd has unfortunately got a hamstring issue so it’s going to be a number of weeks before he returns to the team,” Holden confirmed.
“Steven was disappointed that he had to pull out of the game last week. He just felt something in his knee but that’s something that he’s been managing since he came to the club. He was actually on the grass again this morning (Thursday) for first time.
“We’re assessing him but it’s just an issue we’re having to manage,” the boss added. “It’s not ideal, particularly for a young player, but his attitude is fantastic. He always puts himself up for selection when possible, but last week it was just a little bit too sore. He just felt something in the warm-up and we had to make the change. The boys responded really well in a little bit of adversity, I have to say.”
Asked if the two setbacks have impacted the club’s transfer plans, Holden said: “We’ve been looking for someone in that position (left-back) for a while now. It’s not easy because you think there’s one close and then things change all the time. I forgot how mad this was at my previous job when I was at Bristol City.”
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(Transcription by Dominik Zielinski)