Speaking to News Shopper, Charlton Athletic manager Lee Bowyer has revealed that key striker Lyle Taylor is ahead of schedule as he continues to recover from a knee ligament injury, while left-back Lewis Page is also closing in on his return to action.

Charlton Athletic striker Lyle Taylor enjoyed a thoroughly successful start to life in the Championship, scoring five goals and providing one assist in his six appearances in the league, helping them to four wins and two draws.

However, after picking up a knee injury while on international duty with Montserrat, he has been out of action for the last five matches. But manager Lee Bowyer has revealed that the striker is progressing well with his recovery, saying to News Shopper:

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“It’s positive for Lyle at the moment. He’s still in a brace and doing strengthening work.

“We’re looking to take the brace off next Monday, so in two weeks’ time we’ll look to take him outside and start running as long as everything goes ok. He’s got to see a specialist again, but Lyle feels good and the physio feels he’s ahead of schedule.”

Bowyer then went on to provide an update on left-back Lewis Page, who has been out of action for a long time now. Page, 23, played his last league game for Charlton in October 2018 having spent most of last season on the sidelines and then suffering an ankle injury in pre-season. But now, he is nearing his return, with Bowyer revealing he will start running next week.

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“Lewis will be going outside next week and start running, so that’s progression!”