EMIRATES FA CUP PREVIEW | Milton Keynes Dons v Charlton

George Jones reports

Karl Robinson will make his first return to Stadium MK on Tuesday night when his Charlton side face MK Dons in an FA Cup second-round replay (7.45pm).

The new Addicks boss spent more than six years in charge at the Buckinghamshire club, a very successful period that saw him guide them into the Championship for the first time.

His MK teams also ended seasons with over 100 goals to their name on two occasions but tonight he’ll head for the away dressing room and will be looking to get one over on his former employers.

A victory would be his first in charge of Charlton, having recorded two draws thus far, and it would also secure our passage into the third round of the Emirates FA Cup.

Brighton & Hove Albion await tonight’s victors and whoever progresses will head to the Sussex coast on the weekend of January 7th. 


Robinson is expected to hand chances to some of Charlton’s younger players this evening.

Josh Magennis, Andrew Crofts and Fredrik Ulvestad are three first-team regulars that will not make the trip to Buckinghamshire.

The Addicks will also be without the injured Declan Rudd, Jason Pearce, Ricky Holmes, Harry Lennon, Chris Solly and Ahmed Kashi. Patrick Bauer is suspended but Morgan Fox and Ademola Lookman could return following illness. 

For MK Dons, Joe Walsh and Nicky Maynard are doubts with ankle and hamstring injuries respectively.

Tonight’s encounter will be the 11th meeting between Charlton and MK Dons. The Addicks have earned five victories against tonight’s opponents in the past, with the Buckinghamshire club coming out on top twice.

This evening’s match will be our third match-up this calendar year. 

Tonight’s match will be officiated by Robert Jones.

So far this season, he has taken charge of 22 games, where he has brandished 72 yellow cards and two reds.

He oversaw our encounter with Rochdale earlier this season and, tonight, Jones will be supported by linesmen Alan Young and Ian Smedley, and fourth official Josh Smith. 

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 tonight’s match will be on sale from Stadium MK’s away end. They can be bought using cash only and are priced at £10 adult and concessions, £3 under 18s and £1 under 12s.
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