Charlton manager Karl Robinson is cautious over Tariqe Fosu’s fitness levels.

Fosu, the Addicks’ top scorer with seven goals, returned from a thigh injury last month.

He starred in the 1-1 draw against Doncaster today, despite missing a good chance to seal the points late on.

The winger chucked a water bottle on the ground in frustration when he was substituted in the 82nd minute.

And Robinson said: “That doesn't bother me. He should've chucked the ball in the net and we would've been all right.

“We are cautious [about his fitness], 100 per cent. We played Stephy [Mavididi] for 90 minutes, 90 minutes and then 90 minutes.

“And we've now lost Stephy and if we lost Tariqe, we’d find ourselves a little bit low in that area. There’s always a protection element to that as well.

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“Tariqe was exceptional today, but he's got to score. You can see he's still getting back to fitness.

“We’ve got to protect him for the next game and the next game. If he runs his little legs into the ground, he’ll find it very difficult.

“Because Tariqe is so offensive in his shape, our left side is an area where teams try to pick us off. One thing Josh Magennis [who moved into Fosu’s position on the left] does give us is more stability.”

Meanwhile, Charlton defender Jason Pearce is in contention to face promotion rivals Bradford on Tuesday evening.

The 30-year-old has played just twice since September due to a knee injury.

Robinson added: “He’s trained today and trained with us on Thursday and Friday.

“He’ll recover tomorrow and train with us on Monday and there’s a possibility he could be on the bench against Bradford.”

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