TEAM NEWS | Five changes for Charlton at Bristol Rovers

Lee Bowyer has made five changes to his starting XI for Saturday’s Sky Bet League One clash at Bristol Rovers.

The Addicks have won their last two matches – beating Portsmouth and Burton Albion in very physical games at The Valley – and the Charlton manager has freshened his pack by changing half of his outfield.

Academy graduate Dillon Phillips keeps his place in goal and, in front of him, the south-east Londoners may deploy a 3-5-2 formation. 

Patrick Bauer, Krystian Bielik – fit again after a hamstring injury – and skipper Jason Pearce are expected to form a back three. Anfernee Dijksteel and Ben Purrington will provide additional protection in the wing-back areas.

Darren Pratley, Ben Reeves and Josh Cullen make up a midfield trio and ahead of them Igor Vetokele and Lyle Taylor will lead the line.

On the bench, Bowyer could call upon seven players, including Joe Aribo who has been struggling with illness over the last few days. 

Charlton will be supported by a sold-out away end at Memorial Stadium and fans not at the game can listen to live audio commentary on Valley Pass

Charlton: Phillips, Bauer, Bielik, Pearce (c), Dijksteel, Purrington, Pratley, Cullen, Reeves, Vetokele, Taylor.

Subs: Maxwell, Sarr, Solly, Lapslie, Aribo, Fosu, Parker. 

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