MATCH PREVIEW | Bristol City v Charlton

Charlton head to Ashton Gate hoping to make it two wins from two when they take on Bristol City on Wednesday night (7.45pm).

The Robins, who finished eighth in the Championship last season, just four points shy of the last play-off spot, will undoubtedly be determined to respond the right way after being on the wrong end of a 3-0 scoreline when they made the trip to Luton Town at the weekend.

Despite the performance however, Lee Johnson's men can still take pride in that being only their second loss of the season with City, currently sat in ninth place, a single point behind the Addicks who themselves come into the game in full confidence following Saturday's 3-0 victory over Derby County.

Charlton may be without Jonny Williams, who picked up a knock to his knee and had to leave the field early on Saturday.

Lee Bowyer will be checking on the fitness of forward Chuks Aneke and defender Ben Purrington going into the fixture. Aneke has missed the Addicks' last two fixtures with a groin issue while Purrington, who was expected to be fit for the weekend, has also been suffering with a strain.

Charlton welcomed back the Israeli duo of Tomer Hemed and Beram Kayal at the weekend, though Lee Bowyer may opt to save them for the trip to West Bromwich Albion at the weekend with Jonathan Leko and Sam Field being ineligible to play against their parent club.

Bristol City have had to manage a plethora of injury concerns across the campaign so far and defender, Jack Hunt, was added to that list after the defeat at Kenilworth having injured himself stretching to stop a cross.

Adam Nagy, Tomas Kalas, Korey Smith, Saikou Janneh, Benik Afobe and former Addick Jay Dasilva all remain sidelined for the Robins.

Charlton boss Lee Bowyer: "I'll have to make changes. There's no recovery time between games when we're playing Wednesday to Saturday. We're a quarter of the way through the season, in a good position and still surprising teams like I said we would. But there's still a long way to go. At the moment, it's one game at a time and the most important thing is Bristol City and trying to get the three points there."

Bristol City boss Lee Johnson: "Every game is difficult in the Championship. They’ve been doing well recently. We want to play a good game and get back to winning ways."

Charlton and Bristol City have met each other a total of 61 times with Charlton winning 31, drawing 12 times and losing on 18 occasions.

The Addicks' last trip to Ashton Gate ended in a 1-1 draw on Boxing Day 2015 thanks to Harry Lennon's last-gasp equaliser.

Charlton's last victory in this fixture came in the form of a 2-0 success in November 2012 as Danny Haynes and Michael Morrison scored in each half.

James Linington will will be overseeing proceedings on Wednesday evening. He has been in charge of eight games this season and has handed out 25 yellow cards and two red cards.

He last took charge of an Addicks' game in October 2018 during a 2-0 Valley victory over Barnsley.

Linington will be joined by Steven Meredith and Robert Merchant as his assistants with Kevin Johnson as the Fourth Official.

1,310 travelling Addicks will be backing Bowyer's boys at Ashton Gate. The match is all-ticket, so there will be none available from the ground on the day.

Supporters who were unable to obtain tickets for the fixture can follow all the action through the club’s usual channels, including live commentary on Valley Pass.

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