PREVIEW | Charlton v Fleetwood Town

Karl Robinson could welcome Jorge Teixeira back into the squad after the Portuguese defender missed last weekend’s win at Bolton through suspension.

Josh Magennis is edging closer towards fitness and Johnnie Jackson is back fit after a hamstring injury. Deadline day signing Stephy Mavididi could be in line for his debut but Fredrik Ulvestad is likely to miss out with a thigh injury.

Jason Pearce, Harry Lennon and Ahmed Kashi remain sidelined but Dillon Phillips could return to the bench. Lewis Page is banned.

For Fleetwood, long-serving defender Nathan Pond is out with a knee injury. Jimmy Ryan and Martyn Woolford have foot and knee problems respectively.

Liverpool loanee Cameron Brannagan could be set for his first involvement.

Saturday’s meeting will be only the second ever match between Charlton and Fleetwood Town. The first ended in a 2-2 draw at Highbury Stadium in September. Josh Magennis and Lee Novak scored the Addicks’ goals that day.

Charlton winger Nathan Byrne: “Fleetwood play a different formation to most teams in the league and it will be a tough test. They’re on a great run, they’ll be full of confidence and will think that they can win. It should be a good game and both sides have got a lot of confidence going into it.

“Every game against a team above you is massive because we want to make up ground on them and move closer to the play-offs.”

Fleetwood Town Manager Uwe Rosler: “Charlton have a very good manager and I hope they give him time to bring the club up. They have won three of their last five games and have two games in hand on us. They are a little bit under the radar.

“Going to The Valley is a fantastic experience for us as Fleetwood Town. People are taking us more seriously and try to stop us, but it is more about us, how we address the game and how fresh we are.

“How you come out of the blocks is important at Charlton. When we start well, I think the big pitch will suit us.”

Tim Robinson will take charge of Saturday’s match at The Valley.

So far this season, he has overseen 25 matches where he has brandished 118 yellow cards and eight reds. He last took charge of Charlton in November, for our match at Swindon Town.

Robinson will be supported by linesmen Ian Cooper and Adam Crysell and fourth official Gavin Muge.

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 Saturday’s match remain on sale. The match has been classified as an Addicks silver game and ticket prices start at £17 adults, £14 adult disabled, £13 over 65s, £10 students, disabled concessions and U18s, and £5 U11s.

Tickets for the match can be purchased in person from the Valley Superstore, from the Ticket Office on the day of the game, by calling 03330 14 44 44 or by going online. Please click here to visit our ticketing website.

The Charlton Club Crossbar Challenge prize fund will stand at £5,500 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.

Please click here for more information
on the Crossbar Challenge

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