MATCH PREVIEW | Charlton v Doncaster Rovers

Charlton kick-off November with a home clash against Doncaster Rovers at The Valley in Sky Bet League One on Saturday (3pm).

The Addicks face a busy month – with six matches scheduled – and the weekend encounter pits two of the third tier’s play-off chasers together.

Both clubs have occupied top-six berths so far this season but both have since dropped out due to dips in form and, therefore, Charlton and Donny will be eyeing three points.

A win for Lee Bowyer’s side could move them to within two points of the play-off places and if they can repeat their performance against Barnsley a fortnight ago then they have a fantastic chance of getting back to winning ways.

Tickets for Saturday’s match remain on sale and can be purchased online by clicking here.

Charlton have doubts over striker Lyle Taylor, who had a scan on an injury on Thursday. Lewis Page and Jake Forster-Caskey remain sidelined. Patrick Bauer is now running again, but is out, and Billy Clarke is set to feature again for Charlton’s U23s on Monday.

For Doncaster, Andy Butler and Niall Mason are available following suspension. Doncaster boss Grant McCann said at his pre-match press briefing that he has injury doubts over two players but did not name them.

Tickets for Saturday’s home game remain on sale and prices start at:

Adult: £18

Over 65: £14

U21: £14

Adult ambulant disabled: £16

Over 65 ambulant disabled: £12

U21 ambulant disabled: £12

U18: £7

U11: £3

Tickets can be purchased online by clicking here or by calling 03330 14 44 44 up until 1pm on Saturday. They will remain on sale in person from The Valley right up until kick-off.

Charlton manager Lee Bowyer: “We need to get back to what we are good at; competing and moving the ball quickly. Against Barnsley, it was the best we have played under myself as a team performance. It shows how good we are, so that is why I get so disappointed when we drop sloppy points.”

Doncaster boss Grant McCann: “Football is all about results, we’ve done well from box-to-box but recently have struggled to be ruthless in both areas that matter the most.”

Charlton and Doncaster have met 10 times in the past, with the Addicks coming out on top on six of those occasions. There has also been one draw – which came in last season’s reverse fixture – and three victories for Donny.

Last term in SE7, a solitary goal from Tariqe Fosu earned the Addicks a 1-0 win. Highlights from that match are on Valley Pass.

For 2018/19's match previews, we are dipping into the Valley Pass archive to look back on a previous encounter against Charlton's opponents. This time, we wind the clock back five years to when a Dale Stephens stunner and clinical Simon Chiuch finish earned the Addicks a 2-0 win in SE7...

Gavin Ward will take charge of Saturday’s match at The Valley.

So far this season, he has overseen 14 matches – the majority of which have come in the Sky Bet Championship - where he has dished out 40 yellow cards but no reds.

Ward last oversaw a Charlton match in April of this year – the Addicks’ 4-0 thrashing of Northampton Town at Sixfields Stadium.

He will be supported by linesmen John Flynn and Daniel Leach and fourth official Christopher O’Donnell.

Nottingham Forest loanee Jamie Ward stars in Saturday’s edition of Valley Review.

In his six-page interview, the Northern Irishman discusses his international career, his journey to The Valley and his wish to extend his loan spell in SE7.

Saturday's edition of Valley Review is priced at £3 and can be purchased from in and around The Valley.

The North Stand’s free entry supporters’ bar will be open as usual, with its doors opening from 12pm.

All season ticket holders and Charlton fans with match tickets are welcome to visit the Fans’ Bar before and after the game and supporters can purchase food and drinks in there.

On Saturday, the Fans’ Bar will be showing the early kick-off between AFC Bournemouth and Manchester United and late game between Arsenal and Liverpool.

Saturday's Family Activity Zone will be open between 1.15pm and 2.30pm, giving youngsters the chance to warm up for the game by playing FIFA, pool and table tennis.

Outside, youngsters can play in the FAZ’s football cage and practice their football shooting skills with the Community Trust’s inflatable target game.

On the East Street menu for Saturday is sausage and mash, while the ‘sausage of the match’ is a jumbo pork and chilli sausage served with fried onions served a sub roll.

Portions of chips will be on sale too and, as a sweeter option, muffins and jam doughnuts will be available amongst other things.

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.

Please see below to view Saturday's matchday timetable.

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.

All EFL clubs have been provided with the below information.

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