Injury boost for Addicks as Tariqe Fosu returns to training

Charlton got a big injury boost today with Tariqe Fosu set to return to training after a couple of weeks on the sidelines with a hamstring injury.

Fosu limped off in Charlton’s 1-0 away win at Portsmouth and looked likely to miss the play-off semi finals but Lee Bowyer revealed today he could be on the bench for Thursday’s crucial first leg against Shrewsbury Town.

The tricky winger has scored nine goals this season with four assists and finished second in last night's Fans' Player of the Year voting.

Speaking before training at Sparrows Lane Bowyer said: “Tariqe is back in training with us today. We have to see how he gets on in the next 48 hours in training.

“But he’s done all his rehab now so we’ll be gently introducing him with us and seeing how he reacts to that.

“If we can keep him wrapped up then he can be massive at some stage in the next two games.

“It would be a massive bonus (to have him on the bench on Thursday). When he first did his hamstring, I said he’d be out for three weeks. So it just shows the work the medical staff have put in and Tariqe himself, staying extra hours to get himself back in contention.

“Everyone is pulling together and putting a shift in to give us the best opportunity to get to Wembley.”

Tickets for Thursday's game are available here.

Part One of Lee Bowyer's press conference from this morning will be on Valley Pass later today.

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