Nigel Adkins has revealed that Ryan Inniss will get his first minutes of pre-season on Saturday as the Addicks head to Reading.
The friendly fixture at the newly-named Select Car Leasing Stadium provides the defender with the first opportunity to get some match action this summer as he looks to prepare for the opening-day clash with Sheffield Wednesday at The Valley on August 7th.
“I had a good chat with Ryan when we started pre-season, he came back in good nick," said Adkins, who is set to return to the dugout against his former club having missed last weekend's victory at Dartford due to COVID-19.
"We’re managing him through pre-season and he’s due to start on Saturday.
"But again that is going to be managed game time, like we’ve seen through pre-season with everybody. Our objective is looking at the first game, Sheffield Wednesday, and the season going forward as a whole.
“He is a big player for us. We’ve got to look after him. He is working very hard. We have excellent medical staff. That collaboration of working together to get the best out of his body and give him the opportunity to perform to his maximum.”
Saturday's friendly against Reading is being played behind closed doors, but supporters will be able to watch all the action for FREE on CharltonTV.