In-form Charlton striker Lyle Taylor will not play at Mansfield Town in FA Cup

BY RICHARD CAWLEY

Lyle Taylor will sit out Charlton’s FA Cup tie at Mansfield Town on Sunday – with boss Lee Bowyer giving the striker a rest before he heads off on international duty with Montserrat.

The frontman scored in Tuesday night’s 2-0 win at Walsall and has played despite a stomach muscle problem in the last two fixtures as the Addicks have banked maximum points to move back into the League One play-off places.

Taylor is suspended for their next league game after collecting a fifth booking of the campaign in the midweek match. It does not apply to FA Cup matches.

“He won’t be involved Sunday – he won’t even travel,” said Charlton manager Lee Bowyer. “Where he didn’t train the injury seemed to clear up a little bit.

“It might just have been a bit of fatigue and stiff because he has played every game. It was great for us that he got through the two games, I didn’t expect to see him out there on Tuesday at all. But he put himself out ther.

“He’ll still go away [with Montserrat]. They have just got one game.”

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