TEAM NEWS | Maatsen set for full debut as Bowyer makes five changes for Northampton clash

Ian Maatsen will make his full debut for the Addicks in today’s game against Northampton Town.

The Chelsea loanee was impressive as a half-time substitute in Tuesday’s win at Blackpool and is one of five changes Lee Bowyer has made for this afternoon’s match at PTS Academy Stadium.

Jake Forster-Caskey, Dylan Levitt, Jonny Williams and Paul Smyth join Maatsen in the starting lineup.

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There is also a place on the bench for Marcus Maddison, who missed the last two games with a minor ankle injury.

Darren Pratley, Ben Watson, Andrew Shinnie and Conor Washington move to the bench, while Ben Purrington is suspended following his sending-off on Tuesday. Chuks Aneke, who scored the winning goal against Blackpool, misses out with a minor groin injury.

If the Addicks start in a 4-3-3 formation, captain Chris Gunter, Ryan Inniss, Akin Famewo and Maatsen will start in front of Ben Amos. In that formation Forster-Caskey, Levitt and Williams could make up the midfield with Alfie Doughty and Paul Smyth operating either side of Omar Bogle.

The flexibility of the side means that Charlton could start in a more traditional 4-4-2 or a 4-diamond-2. Bowyer may opt for a 3-5-2 after successfully deploying Doughty as a right wing back on Tuesday.

Ashley Maynard-Brewer and Albie Morgan join Pratley, Watson, Shinnie, Washington and Maddison on the substitutes bench.

Charlton: Amos; Gunter (C), Inniss, Famewo, Maatsen; Forster-Caskey, Levitt, Willliams; Doughty, Bogle, Smyth

Substitutes: Maynard-Brewer, Pratley, Watson, Morgan, Shinnie, Maddison, Washington

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