MATCH PREVIEW | Charlton v Oldham Athletic

Charlton welcome Oldham Athletic to The Valley on Saturday afternoon hoping to kick-start a good run of form (3pm).

After an impressive autumn, in which the Addicks reached third place in the Sky Bet League One table, a tough winter has seen them slip out of the play-off places. 

The Charlton squad has been badly affected by injuries of late but, in new signing Stephy Mavididi, Karl Robinson will have an extra attacking option to choose from and his side will be eager to get back on track when they face the struggling Latics. 

Oldham have tasted defeat in three of their last five matches and were beaten 1-0 by high-flying Shrewsbury Town on New Year’s Day.

The match sees the club’s Kids For A Quid ticket initiative return to The Valley with all U11s seats reduced to just £1 anywhere inside SE7. To purchase yours online, please click here

Charlton will be without Leon Best, who is due to see a specialist after sustaining a knee injury against Gillingham on Monday. Jake Forster-Caskey, Tariqe Fosu, Chris Solly, Billy Clarke, Jason Pearce and Lewis Page all remain sidelined. 

Patrick Bauer could return, however, and Mavididi is eligible to make his second Charlton debut. 

For Oldham, former Dundalk forward Patrick McEleney could make his Latics debut. Eoin Doyle, Jack Byrne and Kean Bryan have all returned to their parent clubs following the conclusion of their loan deals. 

Peter Clarke will not be involved after making the switch to Bury.

Charlton and Oldham have met 51 times in the past with the Addicks being victorious on 22 occasions. There have also been 20 draws, while the Latics have won nine times. 

The last time the two sides met came in September when a stunner from Ricky Holmes set Charlton on their way to a 4-3 victory. To watch five great Charlton goals against Oldham, please click here

Oldham have never won at The Valley. 

Lee Swabey will be in charge of Charlton’s home clash against Oldham Athletic on Saturday.

He has overseen seven games this season in all competitions, handing out a total of 23 yellow cards and only one red.

Swabey has already officiated a Charlton match this season; the Checkatrade Trophy win at Swansea U21s on December 5th.

He will be supported by Fourth Official Louis Marks and linesmen Carl Fitch-Jackson and Thomas Ramsey.

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 exclusively for subscribers. Please click here for more information on how you can subscribe to Valley Pass and how you can purchase a 48-hour matchday pass, which is priced at just £4

Tickets for the Addicks’ clash against Oldham, which sees our Kids For A Quid initiative return to The Valley, remain on sale. Prices start at: 

Adult: £17

Adult Disabled: £14

Over 65s: £13

Concession Disabled: £13

Students: £10

U18s: £10

U11s: £1

Supporters can, as always, take advantage of the early-bird rate up until 1pm on the day of the game, with matchday prices being introduced after then. 

The North Stand’s free entry supporters’ bar will be open as usual, with its doors opening from midday. 

All season ticket holders and Charlton fans with match tickets are welcome to visit the Fans’ Bar and supporters can purchase food and drinks in there. On Saturday, a slow roasted beef with English mustard served in a sour dough bap will be available for £6.

You can find out more about the bar by clicking here

Supporters are reminded that they can connect to The Valley’s FREE stadium wifi during the game. Named ‘FREE FAN WI-FI’, supporters can use their smart phones and/or tablets to connect to it during the match and, once linked up, we’d encourage everyone to post their pictures on social media using the hashtag #cafc. 

Fans are also advised to arrive at The Valley in good time, and to plan their journeys in advance, in order to avoid long queues when buying tickets and entering the ground. Searches will be taking place at the turnstiles due to heightened security in the capital at this time.

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