Charlton Athletic suffer fresh injury setback – with defender set to miss Fulham match


Lee Bowyer revealed that Ben Purrington is likely to miss Charlton’s derby at Fulham on Saturday after coming off in tonight’s 2-1 loss to Swansea City with a groin complaint.

The right-back has been playing on with a calf issue but it was a different muscle niggle that forced him off at The Valley on Wednesday night.

Purrington’s exit saw the Addicks switch their formation to a 3-5-2 with Sam Field dropping into the defence to play on the left of a back three.

Bowyer said: “We all know he has been playing with a bit of a dodgy calf. He came off feeling his groin a bit. He is carrying an injury. I think he is definitely going to struggle [for the Fulham match], he hasn’t got any time to get better, has he? I think he’ll be out for Saturday.”

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