MATCH PREVIEW | Charlton v Luton Town

Having suffered a frustrating 2-0 defeat to Blackburn Rovers last weekend, Lee Bowyer will be hoping for a reaction when his side take on Luton Town at The Valley on Saturday (3pm).

Charlton found themselves frustrated by the Hatters in their first fixture against them this season having lost 2-1 at Kenilworth Road in November, though Luton currently find themselves just two points off of the foot of the table having been embroiled in a relegation battle for most of the season.

However, Graeme Jones' side have managed to pick up two wins in their last outings and will no doubt be looking to continue their form as they attempt to close the gap. A victory for the Addicks, who sit in 19th, would open up a nine-point gap between themselves and Luton.

Speaking on injuries in his press conference, Bowyer admitted that Sam Field will be missing having returned to West Brom with a knee injury which could threaten his season.

Elsehwere in midfield, Darren Pratley and Jonny Williams will both be missing with knocks while Lewis Page still remains sidelined, as is Jake Forster-Caskey.

The Hatters will still be without Brendan Galloway who has had to endure a torrid season at Kenilworth Road with injuries. Jones may also call striker Danny Hylton from the bench again as he returns to fitness as is Martin Cranie who managed 75 minutes of their 1-0 win over Middlesbrough.

Charlton Boss Lee Bowyer: "When you create chances in this division and you don’t take them, you lose games. Our goals from chances created is normally very good to be fair. The first goal this weekend will be important and hopefully we can get it and go on to win.”

Luton Town Boss Graeme Jones: "It is about people contributing and the levels have been really satisfying. All I am interested in is winning matches, it's game on. All I have said is if we have everyone fit, we will win matches and we will be competitive."

Charlton and Luton have matched up against one another 74 times with the Addicks winning 26, drawing 14 and losing 34 times. The last time Luton came to The Valley was in League One last season when both sides were making their respective promotion charges. Charlton ran out 3-1 winners thanks to a goal from Igor Vetokele and a brace from Lyle Taylor cancelling out Harry Cornick's opener. The victory ended the Hatters' lengthy unbeaten run at 29 games.

The referee this weekend will be Premier League official Andre Marriner. Marriner has overseen 17 games this season, handing out 44 yellows and two red cards.

Marriner was handed his first Premier League appointment back in November 2004 when Charlton thumped Norwich City 4-0. He will be joined by assistants Scott Ledger and Daniel Robathan while James Linington will be 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.

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 are advised to arrive at the ground early to avoid queues. Supporters are also asked to avoid bringing bags to avoid bag searches and help speed up entry.

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

Live audio commentary of the game from Charlton commentators Terry Smith and Greg Stubley will be available on Valley Pass in all countries.

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