Ben Purrington is in line to return for Charlton against Derby County but Saturday’s fixture comes too soon for summer signings Beram Kayal and Tomer Hemed.

Addicks boss Lee Bowyer revealed that left-back Purrington has shaken off a calf an groin strain to become available after missing the Fulham tie before the international break.

With fellow left-back Lewis Page still side-lined with a long-term ankle injury, Purrington’s return was vital despite Jake Forster-Caskey proving an able deputy in the Fulham draw.

“Ben’s training, he should be fine for the weekend,” Bowyer said.

“He’s the most important player at the moment because (Lewis) Pagey is injured.

“We’ve got two left-backs and when their both fit I’ll do the same as I do with the right-backs, which is change them.

“It’s difficult the way we play, to keep running up and down, I’d rotate them as well.

“But Page hasn’t been fit for how long now, so Ben is massively important to us.

“Since he’s been here he’s hardly missed a game, so we did a right thing letting him miss the Fulham game and it gave us more time to get him ready for this week coming up.”

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Bowyer added that Israeli pair Hemed and Kayal are back in training but it’s unlikely they’ll feature against the Rams at The Valley on Saturday.

“They’re back training but fitness wise they are off.

“It’s good to have them out there training.

“Think it’ll be too early this weekend but good to have them back out training.

“We have to work on their fitness today and tomorrow and obviously they’re playing catch up from before.

“Hope to keep them fit and ready because it’s a long season.”