Addicks undermined by injuries

Charlton have been badly hit by injuries as they prepare to face Portsmouth.

Charlton have been badly hit by injuries as they prepare to face Portsmouth.

Djimi Traore suffered a hairline fracture to his left leg against Arsenal while fellow new arrivals Andy Reid and Souleymane Diawara picked up hamstring injuries.

Manager Iain Dowie is also missing Jerome Thomas (metatarsal), Gonzalo Sorondo (back), Cory Gibbs (knee) and Jonathan Fortune (toe). Hermann Hreidarsson is suspended.

Provisional squad: Carson, Young, El Karkouri, Ambrose, Holland, Faye, Hughes, Hasselbaink, D Bent, Myhre, M Bent, Rommedahl, Kishishev, Lisbie, Pouso.

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