Charlton Athletic missing two players for League One trip to Barnsley

Charlton Athletic will be without just two players for their visit to Barnsley on Saturday afternoon.

Forward Chuks Aneke is still expected to be sidelined with a calf injury that he picked up in pre-season.

Goalkeeper Joe Wollacott will not feature as he is on international duty with Ghana. Craig MacGillivray is set to make his first appearance of the season for the Addicks.

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Ryan Inniss is available for selection ahead of their trip to Yorkshire. The centre-back could feature after serving a one-match ban against Fleetwood for picking up two yellow cards in the Addicks’ clash with Forest Green.

Mandela Egbo could also push for more minutes after making his Charlton debut in their draw against the Cod Army last weekend. Meanwhile, Steven Sessegnon and Charlie Kirk are available again.

"We went into the season with three first-team full-backs and unfortunately two of those got injured, so to have Mandela Egbo and Steven Sessegnon back is brilliant,” said manager Ben Garner.

"They're both very talented players, they're good athletes and they're fantastic characters with really good professionalism.

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"Having them back in the squad not only creates competition but it raises the standards and the intensity of training."

Charlton Athletic manager Ben Garner. Picture: Ben Hoskins/Getty Images.Charlton Athletic manager Ben Garner. Picture: Ben Hoskins/Getty Images.
Charlton Athletic manager Ben Garner. Picture: Ben Hoskins/Getty Images.

Speaking about Kirk, Garner added: “He's responded superbly and he will be in the squad travelling to Barnsley.

"I want to see him chomping at the bit to try and get back into the team and try and prove what a talent he is."

Barnsley goalkeeper Brad Collins will miss out after he sustained a head injury against Cambridge last weekend. He is expected back at the start of October.

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Fellow shot-stopper Jack Walton could be available to deputise between the sticks for the Tykes after recovering from a back injury.

Liam Kitching will be unavailable following his dismissal against the U’s, where he received a second yellow card for a foul.