Lyle Taylor has come under criticism following his decision not to play for Charlton once the Championship season returns.
The second tier was given the green light to resume the current campaign on June 20 but the 30-year-old striker won’t be a part of it. Manager Lee Bowyer told talkSPORT that Chris Solly, David Davis and Taylor had announced they wouldn’t be playing for the Addicks again this season.
The forward’s withdrawal from the team means that Charlton have an even tougher relegation battle on their hands without their top scorer. Taylor leads the line by netting 11 goals this season and Bowyer’s team will be without his influence.
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Jamie O’Hara has criticised the striker’s decision to abandon the club. “He’s done more damage to his reputation than good really because for me, you’re in a very privileged position,” the former Spurs man told talkSPORT.
“I would play for Charlton for nothing, I would go and play for that football team for nothing. It’s a fantastic football club.”
Taylor’s current contract with the Addicks runs out this month and as a result, he will be leaving The Valley as a free agent with multiple clubs reportedly interested in his services. Sheffield United, Burnley and Nottingham Forest are among those linked to the 30-year-old (via TEAMtalk), whose condemnation by O’Hara is understandable.
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