The Trotters will come up against Marvin Sordell on Friday, and Dougie Freedman admits he has not yet decided about the on-loan striker’s future.
Bolton boss Dougie Freedman is still considering how to you solve a problem like Marvin.
For 90 minutes at the Valley on Friday, Freedman’s only concern will be with how to continue Wanderers’ winning end to the season.
But he will re-visit the issue of Marvin Sordell’s future in the coming weeks.
The former England Under-21 international striker has been on a season-long loan with the Addicks. But in 31 appearances, 13 of them as substitute, the London 2012 Team GB forward has managed just four goals.
With another 12 months on his contract, Sordell is due back at the Reebok this summer.
“I’ve kept in contact with Marvin on the phone but I’ve only seen him play once this year,” admitted Freedman. “He needed to go and get some regular football because he wasn’t achieving it here, or look like he would.
“But I’ve had no contact with Charlton over his future or if they want to make it a permanent deal.
“However, just like Keith Andrews (Brighton) or Josh Vela (Notts County), who are also on loan contracts, we’ll bring him back in pre-season and have a chat and see where we go with him.
“If he accepts the terms offered in terms of football-time, then we go from there.
“But it’s credit to Marvin and Keith that they want to play every week. Many players sit still, don’t want to move club, or don’t want to go anywhere on loan.
“I don’t expect Marvin’s attitude will have changed; he’s a young player and he’ll want to be playing every week.”
Wanderers have won their last three games and lost only once in 12 outings. Charlton are fighting for Championship survival and Freedman insists: “I’ve got no emotion for Charlton.
“I understand their situation but all I’m looking at is to win a game. When I look back at last season our final four games were not good enough.
“I want to win all four games this season and play a team at Charlton that can get three points.”