MATCH PREVIEW | Charlton v Cardiff City

Charlton will be looking to get back to winning ways against Cardiff City at The Valley on Saturday (12.30pm).

The Addicks have struggled with a number of injuries to key players of late but with the international break thankfully yielding with no new injuries, Lee Bowyer will be hoping to get a victory against the Bluebirds who will be adapting to life under their new manager Neil Harris.

Harris took control of Cardiff just last weekend after Neil Warnock left after struggling to find form following the club's relegation from the Premier League.

The Addicks have no new concerns following the international break but Bowyer may opt to utilise young midfielder Albie Morgan who has been recalled from his loan spell at Ebbsfleet United. Morgan could well fill the gap left by Darren Pratley's suspension after he amassed a fifth yellow card during the defeat to Millwall.

Lyle Taylor may still be missing from the squad after Lee Bowyer revealed that the striker was "touch and go" in his pre-match press conference on Thursday morning.

Other players still out include Tomer Hemed, Chuks Aneke, Sam Field, Johnny Williams, Lewis Page and Jake Forster-Caskey.

Cardiff may be without their skipper, Sean Morrison who is expected to be out for the rest of the month with a broken wrist.

Danny Ward is suspended for the visitors and Joe Ralls may also be a slight doubt having picked up a groin strain during Cardiff's game against Birmingham City earlier this month.

Charlton boss Lee Bowyer: "Cardiff are a good side, they've got good players who have just come down from the Premier League and they've kept them. Neil's going in there to work with a good group of experienced players."

Cardiff City boss Neil Harris: “We play them at a time where they’ve not had good results recently. They started really well and carried that momentum from gaining promotion last season and we have to play on that on the weekend.”

Charlton have faced Cardiff 74 times, winning on 33 occasions and drawing 19 times. Cardiff have beaten the Addicks on 22 occasions.

The last time the Addicks beat Cardiff was back in March 2015 when a goal from Tony Watt and a late Yoni Buyens penalty cancelled out Federico Macheda's opener.

This week on Valley Pass we look back at a roller-coaster of a fixture against the Bluebirds back in November 2012.

Having found themselves two down inside 25 minutes Charlton turned on the style and put themselves 5-2 up thanks to goals from Dale Stephens, Danny Haynes, Rob Hulse and a Johnnie Jackson brace. With only added time remaining Craig Noone and Aron Gunnarsson provided the recipe to a nervous finish for Charlton at 5-4 but the Addicks held on for a win. Highights from the game can be found below.

Darren Bond will be the referee on Saturday afternoon. He has taken charge of nine Championship games this season, handing out 36 yellow and one red card in the process. The last time Bond was in charge of a Charlton game was back in December last year when the Addicks slipped to a 2-1 defeat to Barnsley.

He will be joined by assistants Ian Cooper and Andrew Fox with Charles Breakspear as the fourth official.

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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 are advised to get to the ground early to avoid queuing to get into the ground. Supporters are also asked to not bring bags, if possible, to help speed up the bag search process.

A 'print at home' option is available, or tickets can be scanned from mobile devices. Tickets are available from the stadium on the day, but supporters should note that a £3 increase on adult, over 65s and U21 tickets kick in 2 hours before kick off.

Supporters also travelling using the Valley Express service should be aware of the updated pick-up times due to the re-scheduled kick-off. The updated pick-up times can be found here.

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.

Meanwhile, the game will be broadcast on Sky Sports Main Event

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