MATCH PREVIEW | Charlton v Millwall

The Addicks face their third game in six days as they take on Millwall in the always-anticipated south-London derby at The Valley on Friday night.

Lee Bowyer's side will be hoping to continue their positive response to the Championship restart and can take confidence into the game with two wins and a draw being complemented by three clean sheets in their last three outings.

The Lions, meanwhile, are yet to taste victory since the restart, with two draws and a defeat seeing them lose grip on their fading play-off hopes.

The Addicks will check on the fitness of Tomer Hemed and Adam Matthews after the duo were both not risked for the midweek trip to Cardiff City after picking up minor niggles, while Sam Field is expected to be fit despite having to withdraw from action on Tuesday following a clash of heads.

The game will come too soon for the return of Lewis Page, however.

For Millwall, Mason Bennett is a doubt after limping off in their midweek draw at Swansea City. Goalkeeper Frank Fielding remains out of action, while Aiden O'Brien and Jon Dadi Bodvarsson will also miss out with injury, but Ben Thompson and Alex Pearce will be pushing to start after making recent returns from injury.

Charlton Boss Lee Bowyer: "I’m ready, the players are ready and they’re in a good place. We’ve had three good results and if we do the right things tomorrow, I don’t see why we can’t carry on this unbeaten run. 

“We’ll just take one game at a time. There’s nothing more I want tomorrow than to stop that rot that’s been going for a long time."

Millwall boss Gary Rowett: "I've been impressed with them but at the same time they've scored two goals from set-pieces and won their first two games 1-0.

"You go there as a local derby and there's no fans there, so it's not really going to be like a local derby feel, is it. So actually for us we should be able to go there and play with a little bit of freedom."

Charlton's record against Millwall is well-documented with the Addicks claiming 11 wins, the Lions 36 and the remaining 26 ending in draws.

The reverse fixture saw Millwall score in injury-time to claim a 2-1 victory in November. Charlton's last victory against the Lions came at The Valley in March 1996 - Lee Bowyer scoring in a 2-0 win to ensure the seasonal double over their rivals.

Dean Whitestone will be the man in the middle at The Valley on Friday night. He has taken charge of 27 games this season, dishing out 72 yellow cards and three reds.

He last refereed the Addicks during the trip to Preston North End in January.

All of the remaining games of the 2019/20 season are being played behind closed doors and supporters are reminded to maintain social distancing guidelines and to stay away from stadiums when matches are taking place.

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

The game is being broadcast on Sky Sports, but season-ticket holders can watch Charlton’s game against Millwall live on Valley Pass, although they will need to purchase before 1pm on Friday to get access to the game. Click here for full information on streaming Friday's game.

With the game being selected for broadcast, only supporters in countries where there isn’t a broadcast deal in place will be able to watch Friday’s game on Valley Pass.

Fans across the world will be able to listen to live audio commentary from Valley Pass commentators Terry Smith and Greg Stubley. To access this you just need to purchase a monthly pass, which costs £6.50, or a matchday pass, which costs £4. This will also give you access to the Valley Pass archive and Lee Bowyer’s pre and post-match interviews. Click here to purchase.

Any season-ticket holder living outside the UK & Ireland, that wants to access the game should email

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