CUP PREVIEW | Charlton v Aston Villa U21s


The Addicks are back in EFL Trophy action on Tuesday, taking on Aston Villa U21s at The Valley (KO 7pm BST).

Charlton, who suffered a 4-3 defeat at Crawley Town in their EFL Trophy opener in September, are unbeaten in Michael Appleton's five games to date.

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Fans all over the world - including those in the UK and Ireland - can every kick of Tuesday's action live on CharltonTV. Click here to purchase your match pass.


James Abankwah (Ireland U21s), Michael Hector (Jamaica), Terell Thomas (Saint Lucia) and Karoy Anderson (Jamaica) have all linked up with their respective countries for their upcoming international matches.

Harry Isted (knee), Tayo Edun (hamstring), Conor McGrandles (knee), Terry Taylor (ankle) and Panutche Camará (foot) are also unavailable for Tuesday's cup clash.


The young Villans kicked off their EFL Trophy campaign with a 2-2 draw at Sutton United, before going on to win 5-4 on penalties to claim an extra point.

Tommi O'Reilly and Omari Kellyman gave Villa a two-goal lead on the night, but the visitors pegged them back with two late strikes - including Harry Beautyman's leveller 10 minutes into added time.

That result leaves Inigo Idiakez’s side sat second in Group B ahead of Tuesday's meeting in SE7.


The two sides have gone head-to-head on one previous occasion. That meeting came at The Valley in this same competition in November 2021, when goals from Mason Burstow and Jayden Stockley earned the Addicks a 2-1 triumph and secured their place in the last 16.


Neil Hair will control proceedings on Tuesday. The official last refereed a Charlton fixture in October 2022 - a home fixture against MK Dons.

Hair will be assisted by Paul Evans and Laurentiu Hantea, while Lisa Benn is the Fourth Official.


Click here to get your tickets for Tuesday's match.

Bartram's and the Meantime Fans’ Bar will both be closed on Tuesday evening, as will the club's Family Activity Zone. Supporters should note that the club shop will close at 7pm on Tuesday.

Addicks all over the world - including those in the UK and Ireland - can watch all of the action live on CharltonTV. Click here to get your match pass.

Visiting The Valley for the first time on Tuesday? Click here to read our Visitors' Guide.

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