PREVIEW | Charlton v Bristol Rovers

Karl Robinson confirmed after the Addicks’ New Year’s Eve draw against Southend United that Chris Solly has an outside chance of making his return, having been sidelined with a knee injury.

New signing Jay Dasilva could make his debut but Ricky Holmes and Declan Rudd remain out – the pair could, however, be back for our next league match against Millwall.

Jason Pearce, Lee Novak and Ahmed Kashi are still unavailable.

For Bristol Rovers, young defender Alfie Kilgour is out with a long-term knee injury. Jake Clarke-Salter remains sidelined with the elbow injury that he picked up against the Addicks in November.

Crystal Palace loanee Hiram Boateng has returned to his parent club.

Monday’s game at The Valley will be the 60th meeting between Charlton and Bristol Rovers, with the west country club currently holding the edge.

The Addicks have earned 20 victories against the Gas, to their 22, while there have also been 17 draws between the two clubs.

Our last match-up, in November, saw Charlton run out comprehensive 5-1 victors.

Charlton midfielder Andrew Crofts: “The point against Southend on New Year’s Eve was definitely deserved. Over the 90 minutes, we might just have edged it and I think their goalkeeper got Man of the Match, which sums it up a little bit.

“It’s a sign of a good team when you score late goals. It’s a decent point in the end and it’ll be even better if we can win on Monday.”

Rovers boss Darrell Clarke after their 2-0 win over AFC Wimbledon on New Year’s Eve: "It was an outstanding performance from my players. The application and work-rate to win individual battles against a big and strong side was outstanding.

"It is what we did without the ball that pleased me most and was the biggest contributor to our victory. We have a lot of flair players in our team but they also have to do the darker and ugly side of the game.”

Darren Deadman will take charge of Monday’s clash against Bristol Rovers.

So far this season, he has overseen 27 matches where he has brandished 93 yellow cards and 5 reds.

It will be the second time that he has officiated at The Valley this season, having taken charge of our 3-0 victory over Coventry City in October.

He will be supported by linesmen Nicholas Cooper and Carl Fitch-Jackson and fourth official Graham Horwood.

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.

All U18s tickets have been reduced to just £1 for our opening home fixture of 2017.

Ticket prices start at £17 adults, £14 adult disabled, £13 over 65s, £10 students and disabled concessions, while all U18s tickets are just £1.

Seats for the match can be purchased by visiting The Valley’s ticket office in person, by calling 03330 14 44 44 or by going online before 1pm on the day of the game. Please click here to visit our ticketing website.

The Charlton Club Crossbar Challenge prize fund will stand at £4,500 on Monday.

The half-time competition, which launched earlier this season, began with a £500 jackpot that rolls over by an additional £500 every time it is not hit.

The challenge is open to jackpot ticket purchasers* and all members of Valley Gold – the sponsors of the event – who will automatically be entered into the draw. They are tasked with striking the crossbar from the edge of the D (22 yards out) in just one shot.

Please click here for more information
on the Crossbar Challenge

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