MATCH PREVIEW | Charlton v Walsall

Charlton welcome Walsall to The Valley on Saturday afternoon hoping to make it three wins from three in Sky Bet League One (3pm).

After victories over Oldham Athletic and Bury, the Addicks are hoping to keep up their good form and maintain their position in the play-offs.

Walsall, meanwhile, tasted victory for the first time in six matches last weekend by recording a 2-1 win over Oxford United.

Tickets for the match remain on sale and you can purchase yours online by clicking here

The Charlton squad has been bolstered by the return of winger Tariqe Fosu, after his three-month lay-off with injury. The club’s top goalscorer will be a boost to Karl Robinson’s attacking options and Jake Forster-Caskey could also be back involved.

Chris Solly has also been back training with the team but Karlan Ahearne-Grant, Naby Sarr, Billy Clarke, Jason Pearce, Patrick Bauer, Lewis Page and Leon Best all remain sidelined.

Walsall have a fully-fit squad to choose from. Florent Cuvelier and Tyler Roberts made their returns from knee and hamstring injuries respectively on Saturday.

Charlton and Walsall have met a total of 33 times over the years, with the Addicks winning on 15 occasions. There have also been eight draws and 10 wins for the Saddlers.

The last time the two sides met came earlier this season with Tariqe Fosu and Ricky Holmes scoring in a 2-2 draw.

Scott Oldham will be the referee for this Saturday’s game at The Valley. 

Oldham has overseen 23 games in all competitions this season and has given out a total of 62 yellow cards and three red cards.

The referee is yet to officiate a Charlton match this season.

He will be supported by fourth official Alan Young and linesmen Gregory Read and Andrew Aylott.

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 remain on sale for Saturday's clash at The Valley and prices start at: 

Adult: £17

Adult Disabled: £14

Over 65s: £13

Concession Disabled: £13

Students: £10

U18s: £10

U11s: £3

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.

Article by Charlie Palethorpe

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