Bowyer rubbishes reports of Taylor return

16 June 2020 00:12:15 GMTPlus10

Charlton manager Lee Bowyer has dismissed a story that star striker Lyle Taylor has reversed his decision not to see out the season for the Addicks.

The 30-year-old will not play in their remaining nine games of the Championship campaign. His contract ends on 30th June and Taylor, who has scored 11 league goals this season, does not want to get injured and jeopardise a big-money move.

Reports circulated at the weekend that the former AFC Wimbledon had had a change of heart but Bowyer quashed those stories on Monday.

Defender Chris Solly, whose contract also ends on 30th June, and on-loan midfielder David Davies have also refused to play.

The Addicks are third from bottom in the second tier and face a massive game at Hull, who are two points ahead on them in the table, on Saturday.

Bowyer told Talksport: "Nothing has changed. I don't know where that's come from, but Lyle hasn't even been training. He hasn't since he said he wasn't going to play.

"Lyle has taken a lot of the stick, but obviously there are three players who have decided not to play.

"I understand why people focused on Lyle because he's our main striker and he the one that scores us goals, but I haven't see any of the three players since they said they weren't going to play the games.

"We have to focus with the group that we have to get them ready for Hull at the weekend and the eight games afterwards."

Charlton are 3.10 to claim their fourth away win of the season at Hull, who are 2.35 to win Saturday's clash. The draw is available at 3.25.

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