Fleming: ‘It will be a great game’


Curtis Fleming believes Saturday’s clash against Derby County will be a great spectacle.

The Interim Head Coach saw his side come from behind to claim a hard-fought point at Blackpool last weekend.

“I think we’re as good as anyone in the division and we have to believe that,” said Fleming. “The lads showed their character last week. Have we improved, have we got fitter, are we feeling better? I think we are, so it’s a real good challenge for us. It will be a great game. If I was a player, it would be one I want to play in.”

Conor Coventry missed Charlton’s trip to Bloomfield Road with concussion, while Macaulay Gillesphey was withdrawn at half-time.

“Hopefully they’ll both be available,” revealed the interim boss. “They’re in for a test again this morning just to make sure. At the moment you’d say yes, but let’s see.

“They’re in again today, they’ve trained and they’ve been involved with the lads over the last couple of days so hopefully they will be. They’re two really good players.”

Meanwhile, Terry Taylor got a full 90 minutes under his belt and scored in the U21s’ 1-0 win against Swansea on Tuesday.

“Terry scored his goal and worked very hard,” Fleming explained. “Playing 90 minutes - or 98 minutes as the games go now - is a big step from an U21s game, so we’ll see how he goes.”

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