TEAM NEWS | Vetokele, Fosu and Marshall start against Southend United

Igor Vetokele will return to the Charlton starting line-up today for the first time since getting injured against Walsall in November.

The Addicks host Southend United at The Valley and the Charlton favourite will be joined in the starting line-up by Tariqe Fosu and Mark Marshall.

Patrick Bauer is suspended after getting sent off last week at Fleetwood Town, while George Lapslie and Reeco Hackett-Fairchild drop to the bench.

Krystian Bielik will likely play at centre-half to replace Bauer but it is unclear what the formation will be further forward.

Dillon Phillips starts again in goal, after signing a new contract with the club yesterday. In front of him will be Chris Solly, Bielik, the in-form Naby Sarr and Ben Purrington, who was this week nominated for League One Player of the Month. Josh Cullen is expected to sit-in front of the defence and ahead of him will be a combination of Ben Reeves, Mark Marshall, Jonny Williams and Tariqe Fosu, with one of the group likely to partner Vetokele, who scored for the U23s on Monday, up front. 

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Charlton: Phillips; Solly (C), Bielik, Sarr, Purrington; Cullen, Reeves, Marshall, Williams, Fosu; Vetokele

Substitutes: Maxwell, Dijksteel, Stevenson, Lapslie, Pratley, Hackett-Fairchild, Parker

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