PREVIEW | Coventry City v Charlton

Charlton will be without Lewis Page (hamstring), Lee Novak (groin), Harry Lennon (groin), Roger Johnson (knee) and Ahmed Kashi (Achilles). Joe Aribo remains a doubt after missing Saturday’s win over Southend United with a groin problem.

For Coventry, Jordan Willis, Kyel Reid and Kwame Thomas are all doubts.

Charlton and Coventry City have faced each other 36 times in the past, with the Addicks coming out on top on 11 occasions.

There have also been 12 draws, while the Sky Blues edge the head-to-head records with 13 victories.

Charlton ran out 3-0 winners when the two sides met at The Valley in October.

Coventry City Manager Mark Robins: “Charlton are a good side and they’ll want three points for obvious reasons.We want the three points as well to keep in with a chance of staying up.

“We’re getting more shots on target and goals, and that’s important. We now look like we can threaten goals. We’ve had 13 or 14 players missing this week. We need to make sure the 11 on the field can do the job.”

Charlton Manager Karl Robinson: “I went to watch them against Oxford at Wembley and they made it very difficult for Oxford. I was sat with the Coventry fans and the support that they had on the day was quite remarkable.

“I’ve seen Coventry at their best. They have got strikers that can score goals, midfielders with tremendous rotation, an improving back four and wide players that can hurt anyone in this league.

“The Manager has gone in there and has really galvanised them and we’ll have to go there and perform to the best of our ability.”

Darren Handley will take charge of Friday’s match at the Ricoh Arena.

So far this season, he has overseen 35 matches – across five different competitions – where he has dished out 119 yellow cards but only two reds.

Handley last refereed Charlton in September 2016, for our 2-2 draw away at Fleetwood Town.

He will be supported by linesmen Ian Dudley and Richard Wild and fourth official Declan Ford.

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 the match will be available to purchase on the day of the match.

We have been handed an allocation of 1066 seats - of which just over 700 had been sold in advance - and tickets are priced at £22 adults, £15 over 60s and under 22s and £10 under 18s.

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