MATCH PREVIEW | Queens Park Rangers v Charlton

Charlton will make the trip to the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium looking to provide supporters with some festive cheer on Saturday.

The Addicks are winless in their last 10 games having been stricken with numerous unfortunate injuries and illnesses but face a Queens Park Rangers side hot off the back of a 5-3 defeat to struggling Barnsley. The Hoops have enjoyed a mixed season thus far, seeing them currently sitting mid-table in 13th place.

Lee Bowyer revealed that the Addicks will continue to be without Jonny Williams and Sam Field who were originally expected to be involved in the squad's plans, the latest setback in a period of frustrating injuries for Charlton.

While Lyle Taylor will be ready to start the game, Bowyer will also still be without Tomer Hemed, Chuks Aneke, Josh Cullen, Jake Forster-Caskey, Sam Field, Beram Kayal, George Lapslie, Lewis Page and Ben Amos.

For the hosts, Liam Kelly and Yoann Barbett are expected to miss the fixture with long term injuries while Angel Rangel is pushing for a return.

Charlton boss Lee Bowyer: "I’m looking forward to going there. It’s a tight pitch, the crowd are on top of you so I’m hoping, most importantly, we can get the three points." 

QPR boss Mark Warburton: “Injuries have hit them but Lee has done a magnificent job and they have quality in their squad, undoubtedly.

“We have to respect them, meet the challenge and be on the front foot ourselves.”

Charlton and QPR have little to separate each other in their previous 68 meetings with Charlton winning 24 times, Rangers winning 23 times and drawing on 21 occasions.

However, the last time that Charlton won away at Loftus Road was back in September 1998 with a goal from Shaun Newton and Neil Redfearn scorcher gifting Charlton a first leg win in the League Cup second round. The Addicks would go on to win 1-0 in the second leg at The Valley.

The referee for Saturday's game will be Matthew Donohue. Donohue takes charge of his fourth Charlton game of the season having overseen our games against Barnsley, Birmingham City and West Brom. He has handed out 43 yellow cards and one red in 10 Championship games this season.

Donohue will be joined by Matt Foley and Shaun Hudson as the assistants while Darren Drysdale will be the Fourth Official.

2,737 Addicks will fill both the upper and lower tiers of the away end. There will be no tickets available on the day.

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. You can subscribe to Valley Pass or 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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