PREVIEW | Plymouth Argyle v Charlton

Charlton will head back to the west country on Saturday afternoon when they make the lengthy journey to Plymouth Argyle (3pm). 

The Addicks have faced two matches since last weekend’s opening day, against Bristol Rovers and Exeter City, and have come away with two victories in testing circumstances. 

They launched 2017/18 with a 1-0 success against Rovers at The Valley, despite playing 84 minutes of the match with 10 men following an early red card for Lee Novak. 

And they followed that up in midweek by coming from behind in the final 15 minutes to defeat League Two Exeter at St James Park, with Billy Clarke and Regan Charles-Cook hitting in the net for a Charlton side that had made 11 changes. 

Manager Karl Robinson will hope to make it three wins from three at the weekend, in what will coincidentally be the Addicks’ third encounter against a club from the west in the season’s opening week.

Charlton will be backed by a healthy following of around 1,000 supporters and the south-east Londoners are sure to want to repay the faith shown in them by the fans. 


Charlton will be without Lee Novak and Andrew Crofts, who are suspended having both been sent off in Charlton’s opening two matches of the season. 

Striker Josh Magennis remains sidelined with a knee problem and long-term absentees Mark Marshall, Lewis Page and Harry Lennon are also out. 

For Plymouth, Jamie Ness is a doubt and Ryan Taylor will miss out with a broken ankle. Oscar Threlkeld is a doubt with a dead leg.


Charlton and Plymouth have met 65 times in the past with the Addicks holding the edge historically. 

They have recorded 26 wins compared to Argyle’s 25, while there have also been 14 draws between the two clubs. 

The last match up between the two teams came at The Valley in January 2011. Scott Wagstaff and Nathan Ecclestone scored as Charlton recorded a 2-0 win.


Supporters can follow all the build-up to the game on Charlton's official Instagram account, official Twitter account, Facebook page and official Snapchat account.

Live commentary of the clash will be available on Valley Pass exclusive to subscribers. Click here for more information on how you can subscribe to Valley Pass.


Tickets will be available from Home Park priced: 

Adults: £23

Over 65s: £18

Under 22: £18

Under 18: £10

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