BY RICHARD CAWLEY
Lyle Taylor has revealed his dad sent him a text taking a dig at Roland Duchatelet after the Charlton Athletic owner refused to sanction a striker signing.
We broke the news on Monday morning that Addicks manager Lee Bowyer’s hopes of bringing in another frontman – ex-Wolves and Cardiff forward Joe Mason – had been ended by the Belgian tycoon.
Top-scorer Taylor said: “I was sent the article on Monday by my dad, along with a play on words of the chairman’s name – something used to clean yourself in the toilet.
“The way I see it, you back the manager. He [Duchatelet] has decided he doesn’t want to back the manager. I don’t know what his reasons are. I’m sure he has his reasons, because most people do for the things they do.
“There is absolutely nothing we can do about it in the dressing room.
“Would we have liked another one in, so that we change games? Yeah. Are we going to get that opportunity? Absolutely not.
“What can we do? I feel for the manager, Steve Gallen [head of recruitment] and the staff in general – they must just feel they are banging their head against a brick wall. That’s similar to how the fans seem to feel.
“I don’t think it is going to change. I don’t know if he [Duchatelet] is even going to sell the club. He doesn’t seem to be that interested in anything Charlton, or anything helping Charlton at the moment.”
See today’s South London Press for a full interview with Taylor.
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