MATCH PREVIEW | Charlton v Accrington Stanley


The Addicks return to The Valley this Saturday to take on Accrington Stanley in Sky Bet League One (KO 3pm GMT).

Dean Holden’s side will be targeting a return to winning ways following last weekend’s defeat on the road at Plymouth Argyle.

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Scott Fraser (hip) will be assessed having missed last weekend's trip to Devon, while Mandela Egbo (quad) is set to play for Danny Senda's U21s again next week as he continues to build up match fitness.

Todd Kane (hamstring) and Chuks Aneke (hamstring) both remain sidelined.

The visitors will be without suspended duo Lukas Jensen and Sean McConville, though top scorer Tommy Leigh is available again having served a three-match ban.

Liam Coyle (head), Shaun Whalley (illness) and Matt Lowe (ankle) could return to the Stanley squad on Saturday, but Jay Rich-Baghuelou, Ryan Astley, Ethan Hamilton, Joe Pritchard and David Morgan are all unavailable.


John Coleman’s side currently sit 20th in the League One table, just one point above the relegation zone, albeit with two games in hand on each of the bottom four.

Stanley travel to the capital on the back of a 3-0 reverse at Ipswich Town in midweek, with their last away league win coming at Cambridge United in November 2022.


Charlton and Accrington have clashed on seven previous occasions with the Addicks winning one, Stanley three and the remaining three meetings resulting in draws.

The reverse fixture came at the Wham Stadium in July 2022 and produced a dramatic opening-day draw. After McConville had cancelled out Fraser's opener, debutant Miles Leaburn headed home four minutes into stoppage time, only for Korede Adedoyin to bag a leveller at the other end with virtually the last kick of the contest.


Darren Drysdale will be the man in the middle on Saturday. The official last refereed a Charlton fixture in December 2022 – the Boxing Day draw against Peterborough United in SE7.

Drysdale will be assisted by Damith Bandara and Andrew Laver, while Charles Breakspear is the Fourth Official.


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Bartram's and the Meantime Fans’ Bar will both be open from 12pm and the latter will show live coverage of England’s Six Nations clash against France (KO 4.45pm).

Fans outside of the UK and Ireland can watch every kick of Saturday’s action live on CharltonTV. Click here to get your match pass.

Meanwhile, supporters in the UK and Ireland can enjoy live audio commentary from The Valley. Click here to get your audio pass.

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Fans can buy Valley Gold Jackpot tickets online for the fixture. For every £1 spent on a Jackpot ticket, half goes to the club’s academy to help produce the stars of the future, while the other half goes to the two winners of a cash prize.

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Visiting The Valley for the first time this weekend? Click here to read our First Time Visitors' Guide.

(Match preview by Alex Forrest)

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