VALLEY REVIEW | Upbeats stopper stars on Saturday

Olly Groome reports

Charlton Upbeats goalkeeper Tolga Ozkaratan is the cover star of Saturday's official matchday programme when Southend United visit The Valley.

The Charlton Athletic Community Trust’s Down’s syndrome project will be celebrated in SE7 as the club celebrates the annual Charlton Upbeats Day, with a charity walk from Sparrows Lane to the stadium taking place before the League One clash with the Shrimpers, while the Upbeats will take part in a curtain-raiser fixture against their counterparts from Albion in the Community. 

Meanwhile, Joe Aribo stars as the main interview in the latest edition in which the young midfielder discusses life in the club's academy, his transition from non-league football to the third tier and his breakthrough season in SE7.

Karl Robinson and Johnnie Jackson both pen their latest columns as they reflect on Tuesday's defeat to Milton Keynes Dons, the latest academy action is rounded up with the U18s and U23s both closing in on end-of-season honours, while U18 hotshot Alex Willis is the next to reveal all in the Addicks' Future Q&A. 

The annual vote for entry into the Hall of Fame is now open and all nine nominees are profiled, while the usual history features see On This Day remember a 1-1 draw at Nottingham Forest in 2000 as the Addicks edged closer to the Division One title and we continue to relive the FA Cup-winning 1946/47 season through the eyes of Jimmy Seed. 

Aribo features on the large foldout poster as part of the Young Reds Review supplement, which also includes all the usual games and quizzes and the retro theme moves into the noughties with a design taken from the 2000/01 season. 

Valley Review will be available to purchase from sellers inside and outside the stadium on Saturday afternoon. Look out for sellers, dressed in bright green, in Ransom Walk, outside the Valley Superstore, in Harvey Gardens, and inside the West Lower and North Lower stands. 

Programmes will also be available from inside the Superstore and from selected kiosks inside the ground, as well as behind the bar in Bartram’s and Crossbars. 

Meanwhile, the club's 2016/17 Handbook is also still available to purchase for £5 from the Superstore, as well as the Ticket Office.  

Valley Review subscriptions are also available for the 2016/17 with every issue delivered to your door. Email or call the Ticket Office on 03330 14 44 44 for more information.

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