Chris Solly blow for Charlton

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Chris Solly will miss Charlton's League One clash with Scunthorpe unless the club appeal against his red card at Oxford.

Chris Solly will miss Charlton’s League One clash with Scunthorpe unless the club appeal against his red card at Oxford.

Defender Solly was sent off late in the 2-1 loss on Friday, but boss Lee Bowyer thought the decision was harsh and has weighed up an appeal.

Forward Igor Vetokele remains a doubt after missing the Oxford trip with an unspecified knock.

Defender Ben Purrington is expected to recover from illness to return to the Addicks’ starting line-up.

Tom Pearce should continue at left-back for Scunthorpe having returned for Friday’s goalless draw against Blackpool.

The 21-year-old Leeds loanee shook off a groin strain in time to feature on Friday, so will retain his place barring any adverse reactions.

Josh Morris also returned after a fractured fibula, playing the final 30 minutes, while fellow midfielder Matty Lund is also stepping up training as he battles a degenerative bone condition.

Jordan Clarke is another long-term absentee closing in on a return, with the defender back in training after knee trouble.

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