May 19, 2024

Charlton Athletic defender Michael Hector took a significant step in his recovery from injury by playing the full 90 minutes for the Under-21 team against QPR, as reported on the club’s official website.

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Charlton provided Hector, who recently suffered from a hamstring injury, with crucial match minutes to regain his fitness. The 31-year-old contributed to Charlton’s 1-0 victory over QPR, with Euan Williams securing the winning goal.

Other players such as Ashley Maynard-Brewer, Nathan Asiimwe, Terry Taylor, Lewis Fiorini, and Tyreece Campbell also received playing time, according to the club website.

Hector’s return for the remainder of the season will be a welcome boost for Charlton, offering increased competition and depth in defense while bringing valuable experience to the squad.

Having made 28 appearances across all competitions this season, with 26 in League One, Hector’s contract is set to expire at the end of June, posing a significant decision for Charlton regarding his future. With the risk of losing him on a free transfer looming, the club faces a crucial choice.

Originally from the Reading academy, Hector joined Chelsea in 2015 before loan spells at Eintracht Frankfurt, Hull City, and Sheffield Wednesday. He later signed with Fulham in 2019, playing a role in their promotion to the Premier League before departing.

Under the guidance of Nathan Jones, who succeeded Michael Appleton as manager, Charlton has shown positive form in recent weeks, moving up the league standings away from relegation concerns.

The upcoming match against Fleetwood Town will provide an opportunity for Charlton to assess Hector’s readiness following his appearance against QPR’s developmental squad as they aim to finish the season strongly.

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