MATCH PREVIEW | Fleetwood Town v Charlton

The Addicks make the long journey north on Saturday as they take on Fleetwood Town, hoping to continue their good form on the road.

Despite a rocky patch on home turf, Lee Bowyer's men have won three of their last four games away from home and, following last weekend's disappointment against Gillingham, the trip to Highbury Stadium provides the opportunity for Charlton to bounce straight back.

Fleetwood come into the game in 16th position in League One with just one win in their last 11 league outings. After a fairly positive start to their campaign, a poor run of results has seen them slip down the table with Simon Grayson being brought in to replace former boss Joey Barton in an attempt to arrest the slide and pull them back up towards the right end of the table.

Ryan Inniss remains the Addicks' only long-term absentee, with the defender having stepped up his rehab this week, with the hope of joining the rest of the squad in training in a couple of week's time.

Having come through another 66 minutes of action for the U23s on Monday, Akin Famewo is now ready to rejoin the matchday squad and is expected to be on the bench, but Jake Forster-Caskey will sit out after suffering a minor hamstring complaint last weekend.

Chuks Aneke will also miss out as he serves his one-match ban following his dismissal against Gillingham, but Conor Washington is available again having been missing since the victory at MK Dons last month with injury.

For Fleetwood, Glenn Whelan is sidelined after suffering an Achilles injury last month.

Charlton Boss Lee Bowyer: “We’ll miss Chuks, but we have players that will step up. Jayden [Stockley] has shown that and scored again last week.

“We’re going up there in good shape and good confidence. It will be a tough game, they’re a good side with good players so we have to respect them, but we’re a good side with good players ourselves.”

Fleetwood boss Simon Grayson: ““We are improving in all areas and will look to leave an impact on Charlton on Saturday. We respect them, we will look at them, we analyse the work that they have done, and it will be about what we can do. We will keep improving on what our performances have been like over the last three games.”

Charlton and Fleetwood have squared off on seven previous occasions with the Addicks winning two and the Cod Army winning once, with the remaining four encounters ending in draws.

The last meeting in November saw Charlton win a topsy-turvy match 3-2 with Conor Washington's brace adding to Ben Purrington's opener, after two Ched Evans goals in one minute had put the visitors 2-1 ahead.

The Addicks' last trip to Highbury Stadium saw Evans score the only goal of the game as Patrick Bauer was shown a red card. Our last and only victory there came in the form of a 3-1 win in September 2017 with Tariqe Fosu bagging a hat-trick.

Carl Boyeson will be the man in the middle on Saturday. He has taken charge of 18 games this season, producing 63 yellow cards and awarding three penalties, but he has yet to dish out any red cards.

Boyeson last refereed the Addicks for the 2-0 victory at Portsmouth in October. He will be assisted by Richard Woodward and Conor Brown with Kevin Mulraine as the Fourth Official.

The match will be played behind closed doors and Charlton supporters are reminded to maintain social distancing guidelines and to stay away from the stadium when the match is taking place.

Supporters can buy Valley Gold Jackpot Tickets online for the fixture. For every £1 spent on a Jackpot ticket, half goes to the club's academy to help produce the stars of the future on the pitch. The other half goes to the two winners of a cash prize.

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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, hosted by Scott Minto. He will be joined by guest pundits Alan Curbishley and Steve Brown in the studio at The Valley for the broadcast which begins at 2.15pm. Away fixtures will differ slightly from that of the home game broadcasts with the club only able to provide single-camera coverage of the match itself. 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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