PREVIEW | Northampton Town v Charlton

Charlton could welcome back Patrick Bauer for Saturday’s clash at Northampton. The German missed Tuesday’s defeat at Shrewsbury Town with concussion.

Jake Forster-Caskey, Jason Pearce, Harry Lennon, Roger Johnson and Ahmed Kashi remain sidelined. Chris Solly is still suspended.

Northampton will be without striker Alex Revell, who is still struggling with a calf injury. Brendan Moloney and Luke Williams could both return following knee problems.

Charlton and Northampton Town have faced each other 30 times in the past, with the Addicks coming out on top nine times. The Cobblers have won eight times, while there have also been 13 draws.

The two sides contested a 1-1 draw at The Valley in August, with Johnnie Jackson scoring Charlton’s goal.

Northampton Manager Justin Edinburgh: “The next game is the most important one, Charlton are in and around us and a win will take us above them. Our destiny is still in our own hands and that is the key for me. There is no doubt in my mind and we still need to win the same amount of games, there are just less of them.”

Charlton winger Ricky Holmes: “This was one of the first fixtures that I looked for. I’ve obviously got fond memories from last season and the season before when I was on loan there. I hardly ever lost a game there and everything just seemed to fall into place. Winning promotion in professional football is something that not many people get to experience. I’m looking forward to going back.”

Ben Toner will take charge of Saturday’s match at Sixfields Stadium.

So far this season, he has overseen 30 matches where he has brandished 96 yellow cards and three reds.

Toner has never officiated Charlton before.

He will be supported by linesmen Daniel Cook and Ian Dudley and fourth official Kevin Howick.

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.

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.

Over 1,300 Addicks will be in attendance at the weekend and tickets will NOT be available to buy on the day of the match.
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