Bent misses Old Trafford trip

Charlton manager Alan Pardew will not risk striker Darren Bent in tomorrow’s daunting Barclays Premiership meeting with Manchester United.

Charlton manager Alan Pardew will not risk striker Darren Bent in tomorrow’s daunting Barclays Premiership meeting with Manchester United.

The England international has recently resumed training after a knee injury but is not ready for a first team return, so Marcus Bent is expected to continue in a lone striker role.

Luke Young (knee), Herman Hreidarsson (knee), Andy Reid (hamstring) and Talal El Karkouri (suspended) are also ruled out, but Pardew will hand debuts to two of his new signings, Alexandre Song and Madjid Bougherra.

Provisional squad: Carson, Sankofa, Bougherra, Song, Thatcher, Rommedahl, Kishishev, Faye, Diawara, Holland, Hughes, Thomas, Hasselbaink, M Bent, Ambrose, Myhre.

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