PREVIEW | Charlton v Millwall

Karl Robinson will have a number of new and more familiar faces available to him for Saturday’s game.

Goalkeeper Declan Rudd has trained this week and could make his return from a hip injury and Ricky Holmes also has a chance of making his comeback from a broken foot.

New signings Jake Forster-Caskey, Nathan Byrne and Lewis Page could all be in line to make their debuts and Tony Watt is also eligible to play after returning from a loan spell at Hearts.

Johnnie Jackson, Jason Pearce, Harry Lennon and Ahmed Kashi remain sidelined.

Millwall boss Neil Harris has a fully-fit squad to choose from. 

Charlton and Millwall have met 71 times in the past, with the Lions dominating the head-to-head statistics. They have won 35 times to the Addicks’ 11 and there have also been 25 draws.

It is only just over three weeks since the two sides last met. Millwall won that match 3-1 at The Den. 

Charlton Manager Karl Robinson: “We’ve not beaten them for a long time. We get that and we understand that but every run comes to an end. We want to be the ones to do that.

“They’ll want to keep it going, we’ll want to break it but all of the talking in the world is meaningless, really. A lot of talking was done before our last game and we didn’t perform.

“We’re on a good run of form, having taken seven points from nine, and they’re on a good run too but we can only worry about ourselves.”

Millwall Manager Neil Harris: "Charlton have brought some new players in and some others are back from injury and so they will likely have a different shape for the match this weekend, in that sense it's unique.

"We are unbeaten in our previous five matches because the eleven that have started for us have put in terrific performances, so the team hasn't changed."

Keith Stroud will take charge of Saturday’s London derby.

So far this season, he has overseen 27 matches where he has brandished 129 yellow cards and 10 reds. One of those sending offs came in his last game in charge of Charlton – he dismissed Harry Lennon in the close stages of our match at Oxford United earlier this season.

Stroud will be supported by linesmen John Flynn and Mark Pottage and fourth official Darren Deadman. 

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 local derby are on sale.

The match has been classified as an Addicks gold fixture, with ticket prices starting from £20 adults, £17 adult disabled, £15 over 65s, £12 concession disabled, £10 students and U18s, and £5 U11s.

Season ticket holders are eligible to buy up to four tickets for the game and supporters on the ticket office’s database can buy up to two seats, though they must have tickets for at least two home matches - excluding games against Millwall - registered to their account since August 2009.

Seats for the local derby can be purchased by visiting The Valley in person or by calling 03330 14 44 44. They are not being sold online but fans are reminded that tickets can be bought from The Valley six days a week. 

The Charlton Club Crossbar Challenge prize fund will stand at £5,000 on Saturday.

The half-time competition, which launched earlier this season, began with a £500 jackpot and 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.

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