Mark Marshall is set to return to the Charlton squad against Oxford United on Saturday.

The winger, 30, missed the postponed trip to Blackpool due to a family bereavement.

And Valley boss Karl Robinson has paid tribute to Marshall and insists he’s in the right frame of mind to play again.

He said: “He lost a family member the other week, he was devastated with that. It’s a family member who raised him and someone he owes an awful lot to.

“Football is something we enjoy and your family always comes first. I’m willing to lose a player for the support mechanism of your family. It was right we did that as a football club. We wished him well and he thanked us.

“He’s a tremendous man. People can see how honest he works. It’s typical Mark Marshall - he landed at 9.30am and he’s on the training pitch at 11am. That shows you the type of person he is.

“He’ll be in the right frame of mind to play against Oxford. The bereavement happened two weeks ago and he played two games during that.

“He’s in a good place and he's starting to grow on people. He maybe didn't start with the quality he has, but the last few games, he’s been sensational.”

New loan signings Michal Zyro and Sullay Kaikai will be available for selection against Oxford, but Jason Pearce is a doubt with an ongoing knee problem.