Eyebrows were raised when Lyle Taylor’s name appeared in Charlton’s starting line-up against Walsall on Tuesday following injury fears from the weekend's victory over Doncaster.

Addicks manager Lee Bowyer spoke how he ‘begged’ the physio’s to let Taylor play on Saturday so when he was withdrawn shortly after the hour it was feared he’d be side-lined until after the international break.

Taylor scored in the 2-0 win at Walsall in a victory that took Charlton up to sixth and Bowyer revealed how he was able to select his top scorer.

“Yesterday Lyle said ‘Look, I feel a lot better, I want to play,’” said Bowyer.

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“When your striker, who has scored eight already says he wants to play and fight for the team because it’s a big game, you have go with that. He gives me everything you know and he’s a great lad.

“Even then you think ‘Do I take the chance?’ Because I know how much he was struggling on Saturday after the game. I have to, we have to win games. He came here put his body on the line again and thankfully he scored and we got the three points.”

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Bowyer made four changes in all from the side that beat Doncaster in a nod to the lessons he learned from having a quick turn around in games where fatigue played a part.

Bowyer was full of praise for the men who came in.

“Darren Pratley in the middle of the park was outstanding. Naby (Sarr) at left back, obviously we know he’s uncomfortable out there but he was brilliant. We had Tariqe (Fosu)- outstanding, I think that’s the best game he’s played this season. “

Igor Vetokele, the fourth change, left the field shortly after half an hour with a dislocated shoulder, the same injury midfielder picked up ten minutes before full time.

“It’s just unreal. Saturday we got two hamstrings (Ben Reeves and Anfernee Dijksteel), today we get two dislocated shoulders, it’s just not normal.”