PREVIEW | Charlton v MK Dons

The Addicks will hoping that Tony Watt and Lee Novak will be fit enough to feature in this evening’s match. The pair both had to be withdrawn with injuries against Peterborough United on Saturday.

Ezri Konsa and Lewis Page remain sidelined with hamstring injuries, while Roger Johnson, Harry Lennon and Ahmed Kashi are also out. Chris Solly is a doubt, but Josh Magennis and Joe Aribo are again expected to be in the squad.

For MK Dons, they will be without George Williams, who was sent off in their 3-2 win over Gillingham on Saturday. 

Charlton and MK Dons have met 12 times in the past, with the Addicks coming out on top on six occasions.

The Buckinghamshire club have won three times, while there have also been three draws.

The two clubs last met on Boxing Day at Stadium MK, a game that the Addicks won 1-0. 

Charlton Manager Karl Robinson: “It’s likely to be the same squad that played at Peterborough, so we’ll just have to wait and see what formation we put them out in.”

MK Dons captain Dean Lewington: “It would be nice to go there and avenge the 1-0 defeat we suffered at home last time and to get three points there. It'll be nice to see Karl Robinson again. I spent a lot of time with him and spent a lot of good years with him here.”

Andy Haines will take charge of tonight’s match in SE7.

So far this season, he has officiated 33 matches – across five different competitions – where he has brandished 102 yellow cards and five reds.

Tonight’s match will be the second time that Haines has refereed at The Valley this season. He oversaw our Checkatrade Trophy group match against Southampton U21s at the end of August. 

He will be supported by linesmen Daniel Cook and Anthony Da Costa and fourth official John Busby. 

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 tonight’s match remain on sale, with 50 per cent of the matchday sales being donated to the family of PC Keith Palmer.

The encounter 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 night 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 £8,500 tonight.

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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on the Crossbar Challenge

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