VALLEY REVIEW | Chris Solly stars for derby clash

Olly Groome reports

Chris Solly is the main attraction in Saturday's official matchday programme for the visit of Millwall. 

The club's current longest-serving player recently returned to action following a spell on the sidelines and he discusses the buzz he gets from playing in the red-hot atmosphere of derby matches and his eagerness to end the winless run against the Lions. 

The right-back also speaks about his pride at wearing the captain's armband for the Addicks, playing mentor to the recent crop of academy graduates and his firm belief that his side can win promotion come the end of the season. 

Elsewhere, Karl Robinson pens his latest Manager's Notes in which he talks about the busy start to the January transfer window, while Johnnie Jackson discusses dipping his toe into the world of coaching while he recuperates from injury. 

Meanwhile, all four of the club's January arrivals so far are profiled, while there is a special tribute to former player Paul Went, who sadly passed away last week at the age of 67. 

All the usual history features are back, with legendary manager Jimmy Seed's handwritten notes takes us back through three more games from the FA Cup-winning 1946/47 season, while On This Day remembers a 4-3 victory over Birmingham City in front of the television cameras at St Andrews. 

The latest academy action is rounded up with reports from both the U18s' and U23s' convincing victories over Cardiff City and Academy Manager Steve Avory discusses the recent departures of Ademola Lookman and Morgan Fox. 

Solly features on the large foldout poster as part of the Young Reds Review supplement, which also includes all the usual games and quizzes and the retro theme continues into the 1986/87 season. 

Valley Review will be available to purchase from sellers inside and outside the stadium on Saturday afternoon. Look out for sellers, dressed in bright green, in Ransom Walk, outside the Valley Superstore, in Harvey Gardens, and inside the West Lower and North Lower stands. 

Programmes will also be available from inside the Superstore and from selected kiosks inside the ground, as well as behind the bar in Bartram’s and Crossbars. 

Meanwhile, the club's 2016/17 Handbook will be also be available to purchase for £5 from the Superstore, as well as the Ticket Office.  

Valley Review subscriptions are also available for the 2016/17 with every issue delivered to your door. Email or call the Ticket Office on 03330 14 44 44 for more information.

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