Ben Stays on the Treatment Table
The thoughts going into the international break were that Ben Thatcher should be over his thigh injury after it, but Alan Pardew has concerns that he could still be out for a while yet.
Ben Thatcher got injured at the end of August and hasn't played since, with his return to fitness being a slow process, but the hopes that he could be available this coming Saturday have been dashed, and Alan Pardew now concedes that he might not even return until after next months international break, Alan Pardew told Kent Online: 'I doubt whether we`ll have Ben back until after the next international break.
'Though he's having regular physiotherapy, the injury is taking longer to clear up than we first thought. The injury continues to nag him and so we're not going to risk it.'
The old man of the Addicks side, and the once again returning legend Chris Powell has deputised for the Welshman and has not looked out of place whatsoever.
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