Tariqe Fosu has returned to training ahead of Charlton’s play-off semi-final.

The Addicks winger injured his hamstring in the 1-0 win over Portsmouth two weeks ago - and caretaker boss Lee Bowyer ruled him out of the Shrewsbury games.

But Fosu, who has scored nine goals this season, could be in contention for the first leg of the semi-final on Thursday.

Bowyer said: “Tariqe is back in training with us today. We have to see how he gets on in the next 48 hours in training.

“But he’s done all his rehab now so we’ll be gently introducing him with us and seeing how he reacts to that.

“If we can keep him wrapped up then he can be massive at some stage in the next two games.

“It would be a massive bonus [to have him on the bench on Thursday]. When he first did his hamstring, I said he’d be out for three weeks. So it just shows the work the medical staff have put in and Tariqe himself, staying extra hours to get himself back in contention.

“Everyone is pulling together and putting a shift in to give us the best opportunity to get to Wembley.

“I’ve not spoken to Tariqe this morning, but I’ve been speaking to him in the medical room and telling him to stay longer and get more treatment because he’s important to us. He's a good part of the squad.”

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