VALLEY REVIEW | Experienced middle-man Pratley stars for Fleetwood Town clash

Darren Pratley is the cover star and main feature of Saturday’s edition of Valley Review.

The experienced midfielder joined Charlton in the summer and, having enjoyed a good start to life in SE7, he opens up about being back closer to home and his first couple of months as an Addicks player.

Pratley made his senior debut at The Valley for Fulham in 2003, in a game that Charlton won 3-1 in the Premier League, which is something he also reflects on.

“It’s a little bit strange that things have gone full circle and I’m playing here [at The Valley] every other week now!” Pratley says in his exclusive interview.

“I made my Championship debut for Swansea at The Valley as well, so it’s strange how these coincidences get thrown up.”

Pratley’s interview – which also includes a series of quick-fire questions at the end – is available to read on pages 16 to 21.

Elsewhere, Karlan Grant discusses the benefits of his loan spell at Crawley Town last season, caretaker boss Lee Bowyer selects his all-time Charlton XI and we look back at the Addicks’ four previous meetings against Saturday’s opponents, Fleetwood Town.

There is the latest from the academy and the women’s team and, in the history section, we take a closer look at the autobiography of former Addick Theo Foley.

All this and more can be found in Saturday’s Valley Review, available from in and around the stadium, as well as from the Valley Superstore for £3.

Charlton season tickets remain on sale. Adult tickets begin at just £200 and U11s are completely free in the Family Stand when bought alongside a full-paying adult, as has been the case for the last two seasons. To purchase your season ticket online, please click here.

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Match tickets for Charlton's next three home games against Fleetwood Town, Wycombe Wanderers and Plymouth Argyle remain on sale. To purchase yours online, please click here.

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