Rangers target Lyle Taylor has revealed he won't play for Charlton again when the season resumes - for fears of missing out on a "life-changing move".

English football has been suspended since mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic, with the English Football League announcing on Sunday evening that the second tier would resume action on June 20.

But the delayed season brings problems for many clubs, with a number of contracts expiring at the end of the month. This situation includes frontman Taylor, 30, who has been hoping for a transfer since scoring 11 goals in 22 games for the Addicks.

Taylor was previously linked with Gers after fellow Charlton star Joe Aribo departed but the move did not go through. Now the striker has refused to play the remainder of the season for fear of picking up an injury.

Manager Lee Bowyer told talkSPORT: "We have 15 players out of contract and we have six loans and nine of our own contracted players out. Unfortunately for us three of those players have said they’re not going to play, and Lyle is one of them.

"That’s tough for us, that’s tough for me as the manager. Lyle’s a big player for us, a bit like Deeney at Watford – when he plays we can win games – and Lyle has said he’s not going to play because of risk of injury.

"I don’t think I’m asking too much. Lyle is a Charlton player and he’s done great for us for two years, so in my eyes you finish what you started."