Kelvin Mellor missing when Blackpool host Charlton


Blackpool will still be without Kelvin Mellor for the visit of Charlton.

The defender missed Saturday’s 3-0 defeat at Blackburn with an ankle injury, which boss Gary Bowyer does not know the extent of.

Fellow defender Jay Spearing is a doubt as he came off at Ewood Park with a tight hamstring and he will be assessed whileMark Cullen (hamstring) and Jim McAlister (bone bruising) miss out.

Callum Cooke could be involved, though, as he continues his comeback from a heel injury.

Charlton are preparing to be without Sullay Kaikai for the trip north.

The winger, on loan from Crystal Palace, damaged ligaments in his foot during Saturday’s defeat to Peterborough and is unlikely to play a part.

Ahmed Kashi (foot) and Jay Dasilva (ankle) also miss out, with Stephy Mavididi (hamstring) also working his way back to full fitness.

The Addicks are hoping to return to form as they have won just one of their last six games, a run which has seen them slip three points off the top six.


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