FA CUP PREVIEW | Stockport County v Charlton


Charlton will be targeting a place in the third round of the Emirates FA Cup on Wednesday night when they take on Stockport County in a second-round replay (7.45pm KO GMT).

County winger Myles Hippolyte headed home a 97th-minute equaliser at The Valley a week-and-a-half ago to force a replay, with a home tie against Walsall awaiting Wednesday's winners in the third round.

Anthony Hayes will take charge of the Addicks at Edgeley Park and will be supported by former club captain and current U18s coach Jason Pearce.

Fans worldwide can listen to live audio commentary of the cup clash. Click here to purchase your audio pass.

Supporters in the UK can watch live coverage of Wednesday’s game on ITV4, while those in the USA can tune in on ESPN+.


Jayden Stockley will serve the final game of his three-match suspension on Wednesday.

Terell Thomas (ankle) and Miles Leaburn (ankle) are both progressing well, while Joe Wollacott (finger), Mandela Egbo (quad), Conor McGrandles (ankle) and Eoghan O’Connell (knee) remain sidelined.

Meanwhile, Lucas Ness is cup tied for the Addicks having started both of Torquay United's ties against Derby County in the first round.

Liverpool loanee Vitezslav Jaros is still unavailable for the hosts, who could also be without experienced duo Chris Hussey and Antoni Sarcevic.


Stockport come into Wednesday's tie buoyed by a convincing 5-0 win at Hartlepool United last weekend.

That result leaves Dave Challinor's side sat 12th in Sky Bet League Two, just five points adrift of the coveted play-off places.


Charlton and Stockport have squared off on nine previous occasions with the Addicks winning six, the Hatters two and the remaining contest resulting in a draw.

The original tie came in SE7 just 11 days ago and produced the first ever draw between the two teams. A Ben Hinchliffe own goal and a delicate lob from Albie Morgan cancelled out Chris Hussey's third-minute opener and gave the Addicks a 2-1 lead, only for substitute Hippolyte to nod home Macauley Southam-Hales' corner with seconds remaining to keep the Hatters' FA Cup journey alive.


Scott Oldham will be the man in charge on Wednesday. The official last refereed a Charlton fixture in November 2021 – a 1-1 draw with Rotherham United at The Valley.

Oldham will be assisted by Bradley Hall and Daniel Woodward, while Ollie Yates is the Fourth Official.


The Addicks will be wearing their red home kit in Greater Manchester.


Tickets can be purchased online via Stockport's ticketing website. Click here to get yours.

Tickets will also be available to purchase on the gate at Edgeley Park on Wednesday evening, with no price increase.

Supporters worldwide can listen to live audio commentary of the second-round replay. Click here to purchase your audio match pass.

For more information on Wednesday's audio-only coverage, please click here.

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