TEAM NEWS | Dobson captains FA Cup side


Michael Appleton has made five changes for tonight’s Emirates FA Cup first round replay against Cray Valley PM.

Sam Walker, Nathan Asiimwe, Lucas Ness, Conor McGrandles and Scott Fraser all come into the starting XI following Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Portsmouth, with Tennai Watson, Louie Watson and Tyreece Campbell named on the bench. Ashley Maynard-Brewer and Michael Hector are away on international duty with Australia and Jamaica respectively.

Meanwhile, academy prospects Toby Bower and Micah Mbick are named in a senior squad for the first time.

Charlton are likely to line-up in a 4-3-3 formation with Asiimwe, Ness, Lloyd Jones and Tayo Edun starting in front of Walker.

Captain George Dobson, who celebrates his 26th birthday today, is joined in midfield by Scottish duo McGrandles and Fraser, with Alfie May, Miles Leaburn and Corey Blackett-Taylor continuing as an attacking trio.

Tennai Watson, Louie Watson, Tyreece Campbell, Bower and Mbick are joined on the bench by Henry Molyneux, Harvey Kedwell, Chem Campbell and Slobodan Tedić.

Charlton: Walker; Asiimwe, Ness, Jones, Edun; McGrandles, Dobson (c), Fraser; May, Leaburn, Blackett-Taylor

Substitutes: Molyneux, T.Watson, Bower, Kedwell, L.Watson, C.Campbell, T.Campbell, Tedić, Mbick

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