Date: 21st September 2017 at 12:47pm
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Manager Karl Robinson has confirmed that Mark Marshall is now nearing a return to action following his lay off with injury.

The summer signing from Bradford City is yet to make his competitive debut for Charlton Athletic having injured his knee during the pre season game against Stevenage, but speaking to the Official Site as he met with the media to preview this weekend’s clash against Bury at The Valley, Robinson explained our No 7 was now only a few weeks away from a full return to fitness.

‘Mark could train for the first time tomorrow [Friday], if not Monday next week, to do some modified training. We break our training down into four parts and we`ll soon begin to integrate him back into that. First, it will be the warm-up and then he`ll take part in stages two, three and four. He`ll get some minutes in games here and there and then hopefully he will be ready to play. He is maybe three weeks away from being back in the squad.’

Robinson also gave an update on Ben Reeves, who has already begun light training following issues of his own and he also held his hands up for a selection mistake when picking him against Exeter.

‘Me putting him into a competitive game against Exeter so early was a bit stupid; it was an eagerness to get him into the team and I have to take responsibility for that. He`ll have to drop into some games now, maybe a couple with the U23s, and that is the same for Mark Marshall.’

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‘By the time we are into October, I`d like to think that Marshy won`t be too far behind Reevesy. There are three games between now and the Peterborough game but we have to make sure that they are both ready and raring to go. I am sure that Reevesy will play a part in some of the three games coming up.’

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