The 6ft 5in centre back netted in the Addicks home friendly against Brighton & Hove Albion and looks set to join Patrick Bauer and Chris Solly in a back three with Mark Marshall and Lewis Page again likely to operate as wing backs.
Darren Pratley, Joe Aribo and George Lalpslie will patrol the midfield behind a front two of Karlan Grant and last week’s goalscorer Lyle Taylor.
There is a return to the squad for Anfernee Dijksteel following his summer battle with pneumonia and new signing Jed Steer is not involved having only signed yesterday.
Charlton: Phillips; Solly, Bauer, Sarr; Marshall, Pratley, Lapslie, Aribo, Page; Grant, Taylor
Substitutes: Maynard-Brewer, Dijksteel, Maloney, Morgan, Hackett-Fairchild, Ajose
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