Charlton Athletic defender Chris Solly is still a few weeks away from a return to action.

The 23-year-old right-back, who has been Charlton's player of the year for the last two seasons, has missed virtually the whole of this campaign with a knee injury.

Solly suffered the injury in August which kept him out until Christmas, when he made a brief comeback only to suffer a recurrence of the problem.

But Addicks coach Alex Dyer is hopeful he will be back before the end of the season.

"He will start training in a couple of weeks," said Dyer.

"He's already in light training. Next week hopefully he'll be out training with the team and I would think it will be another couple of weeks after that.

"We're hoping to have him back before the end of the season."