PAPA JOHN'S TROPHY PREVIEW | Charlton v Brighton U21


Charlton conclude their Papa John’s Trophy group stage campaign against Brighton & Hove Albion U21 at The Valley on Wednesday evening (7pm KO GMT).

The Addicks must win in normal time or on penalties to ensure progression through to the knockout stages of the competition.

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Those unable to make it to SE7 can watch every kick of the game live on CharltonTV. Click here to purchase your match pass.


Speaking in his Monday press conference, first-team coach Anthony Hayes revealed the Addicks are still awaiting scan results for defensive duo Mandela Egbo and Eoghan O’Connell, both of whom were withdrawn in the first half of Saturday’s clash against Ipswich Town.

Diallang Jaiyesimi (ankle) and Miles Leaburn (ankle) remain sidelined for Charlton.


Brighton’s U21s cannot progress to the round of 32 having suffered defeats against Colchester United and Gillingham in their opening two matches in the competition.

Shannon Ruth’s Seagulls currently sit ninth in Premier League 2 and are unbeaten in their last three games with a 3-2 triumph over West Ham sandwiched in between draws with Manchester United and Chelsea.


Charlton and Brighton last faced off in September 2020 in this same competition, with the Addicks winning 4-1 on penalties after having the better of a 1-1 draw in 90 minutes.

Academy graduate Albie Morgan drew Charlton level three minutes into the second half following an own goal from fellow academy graduate George Lapslie on the half-hour mark.


Paul Howard will control proceedings on Wednesday evening. The official last refereed a Charlton fixture in April – a 2-0 triumph at Cambridge United.

Howard will be assisted by Leigh Crowhurst and Adrian Tranter, while Steven Hughes is the Fourth Official.


Get your tickets for Wednesday's cup clash here.

Bartram's will be opening its doors to supporters from 5pm on Wednesday evening, while the indoor Family Activity Zone will be open from 5.30pm until 6.15pm.

Wednesday's cup tie is available to watch worldwide. Click here to purchase your CharltonTV match pass.

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(Article by Billy Wooldridge)

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