MATCH PREVIEW | Charlton v Oxford United

After last Saturday's postponement in Blackpool, Charlton will be looking to make it four wins from four when they host Oxford United this Saturday (3pm).

Oxford have only won two of their last eight games on the road and the Addicks, meanwhile, will be looking to keep up their good form as they aim to get themselves back into the mix of the play-off places with two games in hand.

This game will be both the hosts’ and the visitors’ first league game in two weeks, as their fixtures against both Blackpool and Wigan were postponed respectively last weekend.

Addicks boss Karl Robinson is close to having a fully-fit group, as Mark Marshall returns to the squad on Saturday. 

Jason Pearce is unlikely to feature but has been back in training with the first-team this week on his road back from a knee injury. 

The visitors will be bolstered by the return of Wes Thomas and Joe Rothwell from injury and have new signings Todd Kane and Ashley Smith-Brown available for selection.

However, Cameron Brannagan's debut will have to wait as he remains sidelined for the U's.

Charlton and Oxford have met each other on 41 occasions overall, with the Addicks coming out victorious on 17 occasions. There have also been 16 draws over the years, and eight wins for the U's.

Oxford beat the Addicks in this fixture last season. They ran out 1-0 winners at The Valley thanks to a goal from former Addicks loanee Conor McAleny.

Keith Stroud will be the referee for this Saturday's match at The Valley.

Stroud has overseen 20 games in all competitions this season and has given out a total of 91 yellow cards, and six red cards.

The referee is yet to take charge of a Charlton game this season. 

He will be supported by fourth official Christopher O’Donnell and linesman Mark Pottage and Matt Foley.

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 cumin and lemon slow-roasted loin of pork with apple sauce sour dough bap will be available for £6.

The Fans' Bar will be showing the early kick-off between Burnley and Manchester City and the late match between Arsenal and Everton on its big screens.

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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