Coventry City v Charlton Athletic team news: Joe Aribo out but Karlan Grant returns to matchday squad

Joe Aribo is forced to sit out Charlton’s Boxing Day trip to Coventry City, but striker Karlan Grant returns to the squad.

The midfielder is suffering with a knee injury that he picked up during the 2-0 win over Gillingham at The Valley on Saturday.

Darren Pratley comes in to replace Aribo in what is the only change for Bowyer from the weekend. The game marks a first start for Pratley since the 5-0 FA Cup 1stround replay win over Mansfield six weeks ago – the former Bolton man has since be nursing a hamstring injury.

Grant is fit enough for a return to the bench after picking up a minor hamstring knock during the 2-1 win at league-leaders Portsmouth a fortnight ago, with George Lapslie also amongst the substitutes after an absence due to suffering a concussion during the same game.

Charlton: Steer, Dijksteel, Pearce, Bauer, Solly, Bielik, Pratley, Reeves, Fosu, Taylor, Ajose. Subs: Phillips, Stevenson, Sarpong-Wiredu, Lapslie, Hackett-Fairchild, Grant, Marshall.

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