MATCH PREVIEW | Charlton v Fulham

Charlton host Fulham on Wednesday night with the Addicks looking to use the home advantage as a catalyst to pick up some much-needed points.

The weekend's defeat to Preston North End leaves Charlton with just one win in 16 games while Fulham have lost just once in their last five games. The Addicks will be hoping that they can put form aside going into the fixture and get back to winning ways.

The return of Jonny Williams, Erhun Oztumer and Tomer Hemed may also be boosted by Josh Cullen and Jake Forster-Caskey coming back into the fold. Cullen and Forster-Caskey were set to feature on the bench for Charlton at Deepdale but small knocks meant that Lee Bowyer was unwilling to risk playing them to aggravate further injury.

Bowyer is also hoping to have Lyle Taylor and Sam Field involved after the duo returned to training this week. Chuks Aneke is also nearing fitness having bagged himself a first-half hat-trick for the U23s on Saturday while Lewis Page is also nearing a return.

Still sidelined for the Addicks are Macauley Bonne are George Lapslie.

For the visitors, talisman Aleksandar Mitrovic is set to miss the fixture. The striker has scored 26 goals for the Cottagers this season and so will be a big miss for Scott Parker's squad. Fulham have further doubts in the form of Aboubakar Kamara, Maxime Le Marchand and Harrison Reed.

Charlton midfielder Darren Pratley: “It will be a tough game. They have had an extra day’s rest because they faced Middlesbrough on Friday. They are a very good side. A very, very good side.

“We got a point down at their place and we’re going to have to be at it, but I think our home crowd will help us to try and get something out of it.”

Fulham boss Scott Parker: “They’re going to give everything and we’ll have a battle on our hands come Wednesday night. We’re going to have to earn the right at times and try and stamp our authority on it.”

Charlton and Fulham have squared off 71 times with Charlton winning 22 times, drawing 24 times and losing on 25 occasions. Last time out saw the Addicks pick up a hard-earned point in a 2-2 draw at Craven Cottage in October.

The last time Charlton beat Fulham at home in the league was back in December 2004. Goals from Jerome Thomas and Talal El Karkouri meant that Tomasz Radzinski's 82nd minute goal was too little, too late as the Addicks kept all three points at The Valley in the Premier League.

Stephen Martin will once again be reffing a Charlton fixture, Wednesday's game the third of the campaign with Martin having already overseen the Addicks' 3-0 win over Derby and the 1-0 defeat to Middlesbrough.

The referee has dished out 48 yellow cards and two reds in his 21 games so far this season.

He will be joined by assistants Andrew Fox and Adam Crysell while David Rock will be the Fourth Official.

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.

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

If you can't make it to The Valley, wherever you are in the world you can watch the game on Valley Pass and the Valley Pass app in the company of Charlton commentators Terry Smith and Greg Stubley.

Valley Pass will have a multi-camera broadcast of the game with action replays of the key moments. Fans in the UK can purchase the game for just £10, while fans abroad can purchase for £5. Purchase a pass for Wednesday’s game by clicking here.

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