TEAM NEWS | Holmes to skipper the Addicks at Sheffield United

George Jones reports from Bramall Lane

Ricky Holmes will captain Charlton for this afternoon's fixture at Sheffield United, as Karl Robinson makes three changes to his starting XI.

Declan Rudd keeps his place in goal. Nathan Byrne is back at right-back following injury and plays alongside Patrick Bauer, Jorge Teixeira and Adam Chicksen in defence.

In midfield, fit-again Ezri Konsa and Jake Forster-Caskey play ahead of Fredrik Ulvestad, with Holmes at the tip of the midfield diamond.

Tony Watt and Lee Novak will combine in attack.

Charlton: Rudd, Byrne, Teixeira, Bauer, Chicksen, Ulvestad, Forster-Caskey, Konsa, Holmes (c) Novak, Watt.

Subs: Phillips, Crofts, Jackson, Dasilva, Botaka, Hanlan, Ahearne-Grant.

Sheffield United: Moore, Fleck, O’Connell, Basham, Sharp (c), Coutts, Hanson, Freeman, Ebanks-Lnadell, Duffy, Lafferty.

Long, Lavery, Done, Wright, O'Shea, Chapman, Carruthers.

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