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No masking hurt for Wilson

Lawrie Wilson admits he will have to be Charlton's man in the mask until the end of the season.

The 26-year-old defender is back playing with a protective mask after suffering a horror eye injury against Reading earlier this month.

"It doesn't look great, does it?" he admitted. "But I have to wear it until the end of the season.

"It takes some getting used to, with your vision and everything, but I'll keep wearing it in training to get used to it so it doesn't affect me when I play.

"It happened against Reading at the end of the first half. I got a stud in my eye which broke the orbital floor in my eye socket - not a nice one!"

Wilson should be in the Addicks side which hosts Bolton on Good Friday looking to bounce back from their midweek setback.

Tuesday's 2-1 home defeat by fellow strugglers Barnsley means Charlton remain just one place and one point above the drop zone.

Wilson added: "Obviously the boys are down from losing but if you look at the table, our destiny is in our own hands.

"We're still where we are, we haven't moved in the table. Teams may have gained a few points but that's it at the end of the day. It's in our hands and that's the best position you can be in.

"Every game is important between now and the end of the season. The quicker you can get your points to make you safe the better.

"We need to take three points from every game and the next one is the biggest. We'll do all we can to make sure we're ready again for the next one."