Charlton return to The Valley for the first time in three weeks on Saturday, taking on Stockport County in the Emirates FA Cup second round (3pm KO GMT).
Ben Garner wants to see a response from his side following last weekend’s defeat at Port Vale. That result was followed by a 3-2 reverse at Plymouth Argyle in midweek as a youthful Charlton side – including 16 players who have come through the club’s academy - bowed out of the Papa John’s Trophy.
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Diallang Jaiyesimi (ankle) is in contention to return to the matchday squad having resumed training at Sparrows Lane, though Joe Wollacott (finger), Craig MacGillivray (concussion), Mandela Egbo (quad), Eoghan O’Connell (knee), Terell Thomas (hamstring), Conor McGrandles (ankle) and Miles Leaburn (ankle) remain sidelined.
Liverpool loanee Vitezslav Jaros (ankle) is unavailable for the visitors, while midfielder Callum Camps (shoulder) is another injury doubt.
Stockport currently sit 14th in Sky Bet League Two, six points adrift of the play-off spots, having claimed seven wins, four draws and eight defeats in the fourth tier to date.
The Hatters are also looking for a response having fallen to a 2-1 defeat at home to league leaders Leyton Orient last time out.
Dave Challinor’s side booked their place in the second round of the Emirates FA Cup an emphatic 4-0 triumph over Swindon Town, courtesy of an Antoni Sarcevic brace and goals from Akil Wright and Ryan Rydel.
Charlton and Stockport have clashed on eight previous occasions with the Addicks earning six wins and the Hatters picking up two.
The last meeting between the two sides came at The Valley in March 2010, when Charlton earned a 2-0 victory thanks to a Paul Huntington own goal and an Akpo Sodje header.
Lee Swabey will be the man in the middle on Saturday. The official last refereed a Charlton fixture in October 2022 – the Papa John’s Trophy reverse at Colchester United.
Swabey will be assisted by Dean Treleaven and Michael George, while Aaron Farmer is the Fourth Official.
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The Fans’ Bar will be opening its doors to supporters from 1pm on Saturday afternoon, while the Family Activity Zone will be open from 12.30pm until 2.15pm.
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(Article by Alex Forrest)