FA CUP PREVIEW | Charlton v Milton Keynes Dons

George Jones reports

Karl Robinson will get his reign as Charlton Manager underway on Saturday afternoon when we host Milton Keynes Dons in the second round of the Emirates FA Cup (3pm).

And with the way that football can often work, Robinson’s maiden Addicks encounter pits him against his former employers.

In six years at Stadium MK, Robinson guided the Buckinghamshire club to back-to-back fifth-place finish in League One before securing automatic promotion in the 2014/15 campaign.

The Dons netted over 100 league goals that season - a feat they achieved twice under Robinson – and the now Addicks boss will be hoping to get off to a flying start in the red of Charlton.


Robinson will name his first Charlton XI on Saturday afternoon but he will be unable to call upon the services of Ricky Holmes, who remains out with a foot injury.

Chris Solly and Declan Rudd have knee and hip problems respectively, while long-term absentee Ahmed Kashi is also still sidelined.

For MK Dons, Chuks Aneke is edging closer to fitness – following a knee injury – but is unavailable.

Saturday’s encounter will pit Charlton against MK Dons for the 10th time. The Addicks have come out on top on five of the previous nine meetings, while there have also been two draws and two wins for the Buckinghamshire club.

Last time we met came in March this year. The two clubs shared a 0-0 draw in SE7.

Darren England will take charge of Saturday’s FA Cup tie at The Valley.

So far this season, he has overseen 18 matches where he has brandished 47 yellow cards and five reds.

England’s first match of this campaign came in SE7 in August when he officiated our 1-1 draw against Northampton Town.

He will be supported by assistants Gavin Muge and Sian Massey-Ellis and fourth official Marc Wilson.  

Supporters can follow all the build-up to the game on Charlton's official Instagram account, official Twitter account, Facebook page official Snapchat account and on the CAFC Wall.

Live commentary of the clash will be available on the club’s Matchday Live service on CAFC PlayerHD.

Supporters can follow live updates and have your say by using the CAFC Wall. An in-depth match report and full match reaction will be available shortly after the final whistle, while supporters can watch extended, multi-angle highlights on CAFC PlayerHD.
Tickets for the match are priced at £10 adults, £5 over 65s and under 21s, and £1 under 18s.

Should we progress to the third round, fans that have attended either our first or second-round matches will receive second-phase priority – alongside season ticket holders and Valley Gold members – for any tie that is placed on restricted sale.

To be eligible for this priority, the tickets will need to be registered to your membership number, with the best way to do this being to purchase them in advance.

Seats can be purchased by visiting The Valley in person, by calling 03330 14 44 44, or by going online. Please click here to visit our tickets website.
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