Charlton’s U21s are back in league action on Tuesday, facing Bristol City at the Robins High Performance Centre (KO 1pm GMT).
The young Addicks will be seeking an instant return to winning ways having fallen to a 2-1 defeat against Reading at Sparrows Lane last time out. That result leaves Hamza Serrar’s side sat seventh, 12 points behind the table-topping Robins.
Meanwhile, Bristol City’s last league outing saw their 11-game unbeaten run come to an end at the hands of Ipswich Town, who claimed a 3-2 triumph.
Looking ahead to Tuesday’s game, Serrar said: “I look forward to every game; every game is different and the opposition is different. Our make-up for the team will be different as we have a Papa John’s Trophy game on Wednesday. I think the manager will use a few of the U21s which then gives a good opportunity for some of the U18s to come to Bristol and play for the U21s.
“Bristol City are top of the league and are flying at the moment. They are a very good team and a good academy that has always produced good players. It’s going to be a great challenge for our young team and it’s one that we are relishing and looking forward to.”
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(Article by Alex Forrest)