Marshall previews Plymouth Papa John’s Trophy tie


Scott Marshall wants to see an immediate response from the Addicks in Tuesday’s Papa John’s Trophy round of 32 tie at Plymouth Argyle.

Charlton travel to Home Park on the back of a first defeat in six at Port Vale last weekend.

“The next game comes around quickly and sometimes that’s the best thing,” explained the assistant coach in his Monday press conference. “It’s a chance to get onto the next one and put things right again.

“You’re always looking forward to the next game no matter what. Things are coming thick and fast in terms of the number of fixtures so you don’t get too much time to dwell on things. We’re onto the next game and trying to prepare to do well.

“It’s quite a journey in midweek but we’ll deal with that,” he added. “It’s a great pitch and a great stadium to go and play in once you finally get down there. We’re looking forward to the game and it’s an opportunity for lads to get more minutes.”

Asked if there were any fresh injury concerns from Saturday’s trip to Staffordshire, Marshall responded: “As far as I’m aware there are no real problems from the weekend so nothing to add to the unfortunate injuries that we’ve picked up.”

19 players who have spent time in the club’s academy have featured for the first team during the group stage of this season’s competition.

“We know the strength of the academy and we’re really thankful in the first team set-up that a lot of these lads can come in and support the group really well,” said the Scot. “They’ve shown what they can do and they’re progressing in their careers.

“I’m sure one or two will get another opportunity again tomorrow night to progress again and come up against some senior players. I’ve said a few times before that’s the beauty of the competition, I think. A lot of the lads get to test themselves a little bit and that’s what we’re looking forward to tomorrow night again.”

Ben Garner will again be absent from the dugout on Tuesday night as the gaffer serves the final game of his two-match touchline ban.

“It’s a big change in terms of how we work and the communication that you can have but we’ll adapt to it again,” he admitted. “It’s his second game now so we’ll get that out the way and then we’re back to normal again at the weekend.”

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