MATCH PREVIEW | Charlton v Brentford

Take an in-depth look ahead to the Addicks' first London derby of the season when we play host to Brentford on Saturday (3pm)...

Charlton will take on the Bees at The Valley on Saturday afternoon and will no doubt be looking to pick up where they left off after a superb performance against Nottingham Forest which yielded everything but all three points.

Brentford, who finished 11th in the Championship last season, will be looking to record their second win of the season after picking up four points from a possible 12. Bees manager Thomas Frank will undoubtedly be expecting a response from his players after they were downed by Leeds United in their last league outing in midweek.

Chris Solly is likely to remain unavailable after sitting out of Wednesday's contest against Nottingham Forest having suffered a head injury in the trip to Barnsley last weekend.

Lee Bowyer has no fresh injury concerns following Wednesday's draw with Forest. Chris Solly will remain unavailable having suffered a head injury at Barnsley last weekend, while Lewis Page is also sidelined as he continues his rehabilitation from injury.

There could, however, be space in the squad for Tomer Hemed now that the striker has got some training with the group under his belt following his arrival on Monday.

Brentford are able to choose from a fully-fit squad after seeing Christian Norgaard play the full 90 minutes for the Bees' loss against Leeds having missed his side's previous matches.

Ethan Pinnock, who has been sidelined through injury of late, could well make an appearance for Brentford after making a cameo appearance at Elland Road.

Charlton boss Lee Bowyer: "The mood around the place is very high. It’s carrying on from last season and we’ve taken that momentum into this year. We’ve added good quality so everything is positive and that comes down to hard work.

“It’ll be a tough one. Brentford are a good footballing side so they will be a test for us.”

Brentford boss, Thomas Frank: "It's a quick turnaround on Friday, get the boys moving. It'll be short, sharp training, ready to fly on Saturday. We're pleased that we have some good options [for the team] and we'll see about them after a good nights sleep and then we'll be ready."

Charlton and Brentford have battled it out 50 times, the Addicks have come out on top on 25 occasions, while Brentford have won 17 times. The two sides have contested eight draws.

The last time the two sides met, Charlton emerged victorious with Callum Harriot opening the scoring with less than 20 seconds gone before scoring the winner with 20 minutes left to play.

Tim Robinson will be the man with the whistle on Saturday afternoon in what will be his third Championship game of the season. The last time Robinson took charge of a Charlton game was in August 2017 during the Addicks' 2-1 over Exeter City in the League Cup. During the fixture he dismissed former Charlton midfielder Andrew Crofts for a late tackle on Matt Jay.

Robinson will be joined by assistants, Ian Cooper and Robert Hyde. Nicholas Kinseley will be the Fourth Official.

Another healthy crowd is expected at The Valley on Saturday afternoon and you can join them by purchasing your tickets now.

Supporters purchasing concession tickets should be aware that ID checks will be in place for those who may appear close to, or outside, the relevant age groups. Appropriate identification includes a driving license, passport or any other photographic ID that shows date of birth. The club will also accept a copy/photograph of these documents provided the date of birth is clearly legible.

Supporters can follow all the build-up to the game on Charlton's official Instagram account, official Twitter account and Facebook page.

Live commentary of the clash - presented by ITRM - 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.

Supporters who live abroad will be able to watch live coverage of the match on Valley Pass for a one-off price of £5 or £110 for the season.

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