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Charlton: Lee Bowyer ‘understands’ Lyle Taylor’s refusal to play

Charlton: Lee Bowyer ‘understands’ Lyle Taylor’s refusal to play - Charlton Athletic News

Lee Bowyer has spoken out about Lyle Taylor’s refusal to play for Charlton again and admits he ‘understands’ the striker’s decision.

After Championship clubs were given their return date of June 20, the Addicks were delivered a blow as three senior players announced they would not be taking part in any of the upcoming fixtures (via talkSPORT).

Taylor, along with David Davis and Chris Solly, has refused to partake in the rest of the 2019/20 season due to a fear of picking up an injury which could hamper his chances of a big summer transfer. All three players will be leaving the club shortly through contract expiries or the end of a loan deal.

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Manager Bowyer told Sky Sports that he ‘understands’ Taylor’s decision in particular to withdraw from the squad.

“I went back to Lyle at the weekend and asked him if I could persuade him but it didn’t happen,” the 43-year-old said. “He said that he just couldn’t take the risk. I do understand. He’s got the chance to go and make life-changing money for him and his family.”

The forward has been linked with several clubs ahead of the upcoming new season, including Rangers and fellow Championship side Nottingham Forest.

When Charlton return to action, they have a battle on their hands as they try to pull their way out of the relegation zone. It will prove even harder now without the influence of 11-goal ace Taylor (via Transfermarkt).

What’s your take on Lyle Taylor’s decision, Addicks fans? Have your say in the comments below…

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