MATCH PREVIEW | Charlton v Oxford United


Charlton return to The Valley on Saturday when they face Oxford United.

Buoyed by an unbeaten record in SE7 this term, Ben Garner’s men will be targeting a return to winning ways.

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Tickets are still available for the visit of the U’s. Click here to secure yours.

Tickets will be available to purchase online until two hours before kick-off. Supporters will be able to purchase tickets from the Ticket Office at the club's stadium right up until half-time on Saturday.


The Addicks will check on the availability of an unnamed player following a bout of illness, while Garner confirmed Jes Rak-Sakyi (ankle) has trained all week having been withdrawn at Barnsley last weekend with a minor knock.

Academy graduate Aaron Henry (knee) is unavailable after picking up an injury during the U21s’ win at Watford on Tuesday. 

Saturday’s fixture comes too soon for Chuks Aneke (calf), who is set to resume full training in the latter stage of next week.

U’s quartet Elliott Moore, Josh Murphy, Sam Baldock and Matt Taylor could all return for the visitors this weekend. Summer recruit Yanic Wildschut (hamstring) remains sidelined.


Oxford’s game against Fleetwood Town last weekend was postponed owing to the international break, meaning the U’s travel to The Valley on the back of successive league defeats against Plymouth Argyle and MK Dons respectively.

Managed by former Addicks boss Karl Robinson, the U’s currently sit 19th in the standings having claimed 10 points from their nine league outings to date.


Charlton and Oxford have gone toe-to-toe on 48 previous occasions with the Addicks winning 18, the U’s 12 and the remaining 18 fixtures resulting in draws.

The last meeting between the two sides came at The Valley in February, when the visitors ran out 4-0 victors.


Robert Madley will be the man in the middle on Saturday. The official last refereed a Charlton game in April – a 2-1 defeat at home to Lincoln City.

Madley will be assisted by James Wilson and Andrew Aylott, while Darren Handley is the fourth official.


Fans are reminded that a number of major travel disruptions are due on Saturday. Please click here for more information.

The Fans’ Bar will be opening its doors to supporters from 12pm, while the Family Activity Zone will be open from 12.30pm until 2.15pm.

Supporters outside of the UK and Ireland can watch every kick of Saturday’s action LIVE on CharltonTV, with Addicks legends Alan Curbishley and Paul Mortimer joining host Scott Minto in the CharltonTV studio, presented by DNEL Ltd.

Meanwhile, audio commentary of the game is available for fans in the UK and Ireland, with former Addicks defender Steve Brown accompanying Terry Smith and Greg Stubley in the SE7 gantry.

For more streaming information, please click here.

Given that Saturday's themed matchday is eSports Day, a FIFA tournament will take place in SE7 with a copy of FIFA 23 up for grabs. The winner will be presented with their copy by a men's first-team player.

Supporters 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.

Click here to be in with a chance of winning up to £2,000.

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