Charlton striker Igor Vetokele set to return to Sparrows Lane this week

Lee Bowyer has confirmed that striker Igor Vetokele is set to be at Sparrows Lane this week when Charlton return for pre-season training on Wednesday. 

The frontman, who joined the Addicks from Copenhagen in the summer of 2014, has spent the last two seasons out on loan. 

And Bowyer says that he is looking forward to meeting 26-year-old Vetokele, who netted 11 goals during his first season at The Valley. 

“He’s been out on loan in the 18 months I’ve been here, so it will be interesting to see what he is like, on the pitch and off the pitch,” Bowyer said. 

“I’ve heard good things about him and I know that I’m going to have players coming in. Everyone is going to be fighting for their place.

“Jacko has mentioned him and said he’s a decent player. He’s been away a long time playing abroad, so you don’t know what his fitness will be like or anything. 

“It’s completely different to the English game, especially in League One where it is so physical and demanding – whether he’ll be ready for that I don’t know but I’m looking forward to meeting him, for sure.”

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