Charlton boss Jose Riga admits he is still waiting on the fitness of Chris Solly and Jordan Cousins ahead of the Championship clash with Reading on Saturday.

Midfielder Cousins, 21, picked up an injury during the goalless draw with Cardiff two weeks ago.

The academy graduate missed the Fulham trip, returning at Deepdale as the Addicks were beaten 2-1 by Preston.

However, Cousins was again forced off in the second-half and is a doubt for the home game against Reading on Saturday.

Chris Solly, who captained Charlton in their last two games due to Johnnie Jackson’s absence, also hobbled off at Preston.

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Belgian boss Riga said: “With our two players injured on Tuesday, Jordan and Chris, we are not sure that they can be part of the next game.

“We make daily assessments to work out the possibilities but unfortunately I’m not sure that we can have them both for the next game.”

Meanwhile, Alou Diarra appears to be nearing a return after suffering a toe infection – the Frenchman trained with the first-team today.

Riga, 58, added: “Patrick Bauer, Ahmed Kashi and Johnnie Jackson are working individually. Alou Diarra trained with us today.

“Alou got an infection in his toe, so he cannot train all of the time but today he was part of the session. That is a good thing.

“For the rest of the squad, we are trying to manage in a way that we can compete three times a week and prepare for the next game.

“We are briefing and debriefing all of the players and we have to manage our load so that we can compete in the next game.”

Charlton are now seven points from safety with 13 games remaining, while Reading currently sit 14th but are unbeaten in three matches.