Michael Appleton confirms injury blow for star in Charlton win v Cheltenham

Charlton Athletic manager Michael Appleton has revealed that striker Miles Leaburn will undergo a scan later this week after suffering a hamstring injury in Tuesday night’s 2-1 home win over Cheltenham Town.

The 20-year-old was taken off in the 38th minute after stretching for the ball, with Manchester City loanee Slobdan Tedic replacing him.
Leaburn, who our publication revealed is being watched by Chelsea and Brentford, has three goals and one assist in League One this season.

He missed a few games early in the season due to an ankle ailment.


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The Addicks came from behind to win all three points thanks to two penalties from Alfie May.


“Yeah it was his hamstring,” confirmed Appleton when asked why Leaburn had to come off early.

“I felt for him because he was playing really well. Not only was his link-up play pretty good and he was a threat in behind, but he also wanted to fight and scrap with Curtis Davies.

“Curtis is a very experienced player and professional – I’ve coached and worked with him at West Brom – and Miles gave him a tough time early on.

“It [the injury] is high up, which is a bit of a worry. It’s normally a bit easier when it’s lower down or on the side, but it’s high up on the inside.

“At the back end of the week, he will have a scan and we will be able to give you a bit more information.”


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