Curbs welcomes back duo
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Alan Curbishley is delighted to have Jay Bothroyd and Dean Kiely back in his squadCharlton manager Alan Curbishley is delighted to have welcomed Jay Bothroyd and Dean Kiely back to his squad.
Both players featured in a friendly at Exeter City on Tuesday and came through unscathed.
Bothroyd grabbed a hat-trick in the victory, which also saw Darren Ambrose and Hermann Hreidarsson come through without any problems following recent groin troubles.
"Jay came into us about five to six weeks ago and wasn't 100 percent fit, so we had to try and get him fit," Curbishley told Sky Sports News.
"The game was ideal for him and he scored a hat-trick. I was pleased he got through the 90 minutes.
"Dean has been out with a broken finger and I said to him he needs at least three games and he has had that now.
"I have now got a bit of thinking to do this weekend.
"I will not have a think about what we're going to do for the Fulham game."
However, one negative note from the Exeter game for Curbishley was that defender Gonzalo Sorondo strained a hamstring and may now be sidelined for a couple of weeks.
"He's tweaked his hamstring. We don't think it's serious but he'll be out for a week or two we think," he confirmed to the club's website.