MATCH PREVIEW | Charlton v Barnsley


The Addicks will be hoping to make it three league victories on the bounce this Saturday as Barnsley visit The Valley (3pm KO GMT).

Dean Holden’s side go into this weekend’s fixture on the back of a spirited showing against Manchester United at Old Trafford in the Carabao Cup quarter-finals in midweek. That was preceded by back-to-back league triumphs against Portsmouth and Lincoln City respectively.

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January arrivals Todd Kane and Macauley Bonne could both feature for the Addicks this weekend, while Chuks Aneke (hamstring) will be monitored.

Joe Wollacott (finger) and Mandela Egbo (quad) remain unavailable.

Barnsley boss Michael Duff confirmed in his press conference that new signing Max Watters will be involved, though the visitors are set to be without Jordan Helliwell (quad), Conor McCarthy (knee), Tom Edwards (knee), Luke Thomas (leg) and Slobodan Tedić (ankle).


The Tykes currently occupy the final play-off spot having claimed 40 points from their 23 league games to date.

The visitors fell to a 3-0 defeat at Derby County in the Emirates FA Cup third round last time out owing to James Collins’ spot-kick and second-half strikes from Tom Barkhuizen and Jason Knight.

Meanwhile, Barnsley’s last league outing resulted in a 3-0 reverse at home to fifth-placed Bolton Wanderers, with the ever-present Mads Andersen dismissed after just 11 minutes.


Charlton and Barnsley have locked horns on 53 previous occasions with the Addicks winning 20, the Tykes 18 and the remaining 15 meetings producing draws.

Barnsley ran out 3-1 victors in the reverse fixture at Oakwell in September 2022, while the Addicks claimed a 2-1 triumph on the Tykes’ last visit to SE7 in February 2020.


Craig Hicks will be the man in the middle on Saturday. The official last refereed a Charlton fixture in October 2022 – the 4-2 triumph over Exeter City at The Valley.

Hicks will be assisted by Stephen Brown and Daniel Cook, while Louis Marks is the Fourth Official.


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Bartram's will be opening its doors to supporters from 11.30am on Saturday, while the Meantime Fans’ Bar will be open from 12.30pm.

The indoor Family Activity Zone (FAZ) will be open from 12.30pm until 2.30pm and the outdoor FAZ will be open from 12.30pm until 2.15pm.

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 on Saturday? Click here to read our First Time Visitors' Guide.

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