TEAM NEWS | Addicks injury and illness-hit for Bradford City clash

George Jones reports from the Northern Commercials Stadium

Karl Robinson's Charlton squad has been hit by illness and injury for this afternoon's match against Bradford City at the Northern Commercials Stadium.

Declan Rudd, Chris Solly, Ricky Holmes and Ahmed Kashi remain sidelined and, on top of that, a sickness bug has swept through the squad that has ruled out Ademola Lookman and Morgan Fox, and left many other first-teamers struggling.

Dillon Phillips retains his place in goal for this afternoon's match. He will be protected by a back four of Ezri Konsa, Jason Pearce, Patrick Bauer and Adam Chicksen.

Fredrik Ulvestad and Andrew Crofts, who again captains Charlton this afternoon, occupy their regular engine-room berths, while a quartet of Jordan Botaka and Nicky Ajose will be deployed out wide., Josh Magennis and Lee Novak start up top..

On the bench, there is some welcomed news as Johnnie Jackson and Kevin Foley both return from injury, while there are also spaces for academy graduates Brandon Hanlan and Josh Umerah. Goalkeeper Dimitar Mitov, Jorge Teixeira and Roger Johnson are available in reserve as well.

Bradford City:
Doyle, Darby, Meredith, Law, Vincelot, Marshall, Dieng, Hanson, Hiwula, Cullen, Knight-Percival.

Subs: Sattelmaier, Vuckic, McArdle, Devine, McMahon, McNulty, Morais.

Charlton: Phillips, Konsa, Pearce, Bauer, Chicksen, Crofts (c), Ulvestad, Botaka, Magennis, Novak, Ajose.

Subs: Mitov, Johnson, Teixeira, Jackson, Foley, Hanlan, Umerah. 

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