Ryan Inniss is set to come back into Charlton’s squad for Saturday’s home game against Shrewsbury Town – with manager Johnnie Jackson feeling he has been punished enough for his red card at AFC Wimbledon.
The former Palace centre-back had been on the pitch a matter of minutes at Plough Lane before he was dismissed for a shocker of a challenge on midfielder George Marsh.
But Inniss has now completed a three-match ban and is available for the Addicks’ penultimate match of the League One campaign.
“He’s been training and he has served his punishment – he’s missed out on three games,” said Jackson. “We are quite light in that position with Ben Purrington being injured as well. We’ve pretty much only got three senior defenders to choose from and with him being available that makes four.
“He has to be in my thoughts, as far as selection, because of the people we have got out in that position.”
Sam Lavelle, Scott Fraser, Elliot Lee and Purrington are all sidelined with knocks.
“They won’t be available and it will be touch and go [if they play again this season],” said Jackson. “It just depends if we can get them back on the training pitch, really.
“If someone like Scott is fit and he trains then we’ll review it then. I’m not taking any risks for the sake of one game. He’s a long-term player for us and I’m looking to see the best of him next season, for sure.
“I want to win both of our remaining games. We won the other night and I was disappointed to lose the last home game, I felt we did more than enough to get something from it. So we are in decent form and it’s an opportunity for us to get another three points.
“It would be good to send the supporters away with some optimism on the last day and with something to look forward to over the summer.”