MATCH PREVIEW | Charlton v Bristol Rovers

Charlton will be hoping to build on their emphatic Emirates FA Cup replay win over Mansfield Town when they play host to Bristol Rovers in Sky Bet League One on Saturday (3pm).

The Addicks have won their last two league outings - against Doncaster Rovers and Walsall - and could cement their place in the top six when they take on 21st-placed Rovers.

The Pirates come into the game having lost to National League side Barnet in an FA Cup first round replay. They have won one of their last five in all competitions but that was a thumping 3-0 victory away at Blackpool.

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

Jake Forster-Caskey remains out for Charlton. Josh Cullen and Igor Vetokele have shoulder injuries and Lewis Page is still recovering from his hip flexor injury.

Jamie Ward is a doubt with a dead leg and Ben Reeves is also a doubt. However, Patrick Bauer could make a return to league action after featuring in the FA Cup in midweek.

Bristol Rovers, meanwhile, will not have former Addick Tareiq Holmes-Dennis available but Joe Martin and Jack Bonham could return.

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: “Darrell has a hard-working team with some talented players and they’ll present us with a real test. They shouldn’t be where they are in the league because they are a good side.”

Rovers boss Darrell Clarke: “It’s a tough day at the best of times going to Charlton, we’re on the back of a bad cup defeat but, for me, we can go there as the underdog and see what we can do.”

The last two times Charlton have faced Bristol Rovers at The Valley, the Addicks have won - 1-0 last season and 4-1 in 2016/17. The last time Charlton lost at home to The Gas came in March 1958.

The two clubs’ most recent game was a 1-1 in Bristol in April of this year. Ben Reeves notched the Addicks’ goal that day. Highlights of 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 nine years to when the Addicks came out on top in a six-goal thriller against The Gas...

Matt Donohue will referee Saturday’s game at The Valley.

He has taken charge of 16 games this season, giving out 55 yellow cards and three red cards.

He hasn’t refereed a Charlton game before.

His assistants will be Stuart Butler and Leigh Crowhurst. The fourth official will be Nicholas Cooper.

Dynamic Dutchman Anfernee Dijksteel takes centre stage in Saturday’s edition of Valley Review when Bristol Rovers visit SE7.

In his exclusive, six-page sit-down with the matchday programme, Dijksteel gives his take on his and his team’s start to the season. He also opens up about his route to The Valley and how, when he first joined the Nike Academy before becoming an Addick, he used to FaceTime his parents every night due to home sickness.

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 Rotherham United and Sheffield United and late game between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea.

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 jerk chicken and rice, while the ‘sausage of the match’ is a jumbo pork 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.

Preview by Greg Carter

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