MATCH PREVIEW | Charlton v AFC Wimbledon

The Addicks will be looking to put the disappointment of last week behind them as they return to SE7 to take on AFC Wimbledon on Saturday (3pm).

A 95th-minute Shrewsbury Town penalty last weekend denied Charlton the chance to move up to third place with the point leaving Lee Bowyer's men in sixth place in League One and the aim will be to solidify that position in the top six.

Wimbledon, meanwhile, sit in 14th position with five wins, five draws and five defeats and come into the game off the back of a 4-2 home defeat to Bristol Rovers last weekend, although they did earn a 3-0 victory over Arsenal U21s in the Papa John's Trophy on Tuesday evening.

Andrew Shinnie will continue to be sidelined with a thigh injury, but Dylan Levitt (coronavirus), Deji Oshilaja (self-isolating) and Marcus Maddison (illness) are all available again after returning to training this week.

Akin Famewo picked up an ankle knock during training this week, but Bowyer has confirmed that he expects the defender to be available against the Dons. Alfie Doughty and Ryan Inniss remain long-term absentees, while Paul Smyth is also sidelined as he waits for the stitches in his knee to heal.

For Wimbledon, Luke O’Neill and Jaakko Oksanen are their players missing through injury.

Charlton Boss Lee Bowyer: “Wimbledon are difficult to break down. They beat Peterborough the other week. They’ve got Pigott up top who is a handful, they have a lot of energy in midfield. We’ll have to be patient on Saturday. That’s the word I’ll be using to the players - 'patience'."

Wimbledon boss Glyn Hodges boss: “It will be nice for them to play in front of fans, let’s hope we can get them booing rather than cheering! We just have to make sure we continue our good form on the road and pick-up some points.

Charlton have met AFC Wimbledon on nine previous occasions in all competitions with the Addicks winning three, the Dons four and the remaining two ending in draws.

In terms of the 'original' Wimbledon side, there were 16 fixtures played against Charlton, with the Addicks claiming four victories, the Dons eight and the other four matches drawn.

Bowyer's boys did the double over Saturday's opponents last time we met in the 2018/19 season. The last meeting at The Valley ended in a 2-0 victory in December 2018 despite Naby Sarr being sent off inside the first minute of the game. Second-half strikes from Lyle Taylor and Mark Marshall sealed the points.

David Rock will take charge of Saturday's game. He has refereed 13 games so far this term dishing out 39 yellow cards and no reds as yet.

Saturaday will be Rock's first time officiating a Charlton fixture. He will be assisted by Michael Webb and Paul Kelly.

2,000 Charlton fans are able to attend the match at The Valley. Those without tickets are urged to stay away from the stadium to help ensure that the club will be able to facilitate more supporters at games in the near future.

Fans who are attending must remember to bring a face mask and their print-at-home match ticket, or else they may be refused entry.

Supporters who are attending should watch the below video guide regarding their visit to The Valley on Saturday.

The December edition of Valley Review is now available to purchase online. The magazine covers all four of the Addicks' home fixtures in December and features an interview with Conor Washington. Click here to purchase.

Valley Review will not be available to purchase from the ground on Saturday afternoon and the Valley Superstore will be closed.

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

Charlton’s live matchday streaming service has received a major overhaul with the introduction of Valley Pass Live, a new multi-camera show hosted by Scott Minto. He will be joined by guest pundit Jason Euell for the broadcast which begins at 2.15pm. Click here for more information on the brand new Valley Pass Live service.

Supporters will be able to watch Charlton league games this season on Valley Pass Live. All league games, except those selected for UK or international broadcast, will be available to purchase with a match pass which costs £10 in the UK and Ireland and internationally.

Supporters living abroad can purchase a season live video pass for £195, which will give them access to every game the club is allowed to stream internationally during the 2020/21 season.

Supporters who are yet to purchase a pass for Saturday's game can do so here.

Meanwhile, live audio commentary of the game from Terry Smith and Greg Stubley will be available to Valley Pass subscribers in all countries as usual.

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