Traore banned for United visit

Charlton will be without Djimi Traore for the visit of Manchester United tomorrow as the defender serves a one-match suspension.

Charlton will be without Djimi Traore for the visit of Manchester United tomorrow as the defender serves a one-match suspension.

Gonzalo Sorondo is likely to fill in at left-back, with youngster Nathan Ashton another option for manager Iain Dowie.

Costa Rica winger Cristian Bolanos is still awaiting a clearance on a work permit, while American defender Cory Gibbs (knee) and winger Jerome Thomas (foot) are both longer-term absentees.

Provisional squad: Carson, Young, Hreidarsson, El Karkouri, Sorondo, Ambrose, Faye, Holland, Hughes, Reid, Hasselbaink, M Bent, Myhre, Rommedahl, D Bent, Lisbie, Euell, Ashton.

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