Lee Bowyer is hoping Chuks Aneke’s hamstring injury is not serious after the new signing limped off the pitch in Charlton’s 4-1 defeat to Aston Villa.

The striker, who was brought in from MK Dons earlier this summer, broke down during a promising move before being immediately replaced with Albie Morgan.

Aneke previously suffered a hamstring problem in the 2-1 defeat at Gillingham and it appears he reinjured the same area.

He is set to go for a scan on Monday, which will assess the extent of the damage, but the injury setback leaves Bowyer currently with just two fit strikers – Lyle Taylor and Macauley Bonne.

Bowyer said: “I don’t know [about the potential injury], he felt his hamstring. I’m hoping that it’s the same as Gillingham, that it’s just a little twinge and a little bit of cramp, that’s what I’m hoping for.

“I won’t know, probably, until Monday, now he’ll have to go for a scan I guess, to see what the outcome is.”

Meanwhile, another new signing in Deji Oshilaja featured in the defeat to Villa, which was marked as Chris Solly’s testimonial.

The former AFC Wimbledon defender played over an hour before he was replaced with George Lapslie on 67 minutes, one of two changes at the time.

Asked for his thoughts on Oshilaja’s showing, Bowyer added: “He was good, strong. Obviously he has to get used to the players, he’s only been here a few days so he’s done well.

“I tried him in front of the back four early on, he did okay physically.

“Then we went to the three at the back and I thought we looked a bit better, I thought we passed it better and we kept the ball better, so I thought that Deji did okay.

“It’s his first game and he’s not really trained much and I thought he could be a good addition to the squad.

“He’s a good solid player and he wants to win and that’s the type of people that we want to bring in.”