• By Alessandro Schiavone at The Valley

Addick boss Adkins: We are being very careful to look after Inniss


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By Alessandro Schiavone at The Valley


Charlton Athletic manager Nigel Adkins emphasised that Ryan Inniss cannot play every game given the former Crystal Palace centre-back’s injury record.

Inniss started last night's 2-2 draw with Crewe Alexandra on the bench after picking up an injury at the weekend against Peterborough, but he came on at a critical moment of the game when the Railwaymen had been taking the game to the Addicks.

He made an instant impact and steadied the ship after coming on in the 75th minute and could do nothing to prevent Owen Dale to snatch a last-ditch leveller.

Adkins, whose Addicks have only lost once in six matches under his stewardship, said: “Ryan has been really, really good since I’ve been here. Obviously he’s been out injured for a long period of time. He’s played. We’re very mindful that it’s very difficult for him to play Saturday-Tuesday, Saturday-Tuesday.

“We are being very careful to look after him because maybe he’s been asked to play before when he’s not been fully fit.

“He’s broke down and he’s been out a while with injuries. We’re protecting him but likewise he’s come on, we took the gamble with him

being on the bench. He’s come on and done great. I’d like to think he’s gonna be fine for the weekend’s game and that’s what we want.