MATCH PREVIEW | Charlton v Shrewsbury Town

Charlton return to The Valley on Saturday for the second of a three-game run of home fixtures as they take on Shrewsbury Town in SE7.

Having gone eight games without tasting victory at home, Lee Bowyer will be hoping that Tuesday's success against Northampton Town will prove to be a turning point as they look to mount a push for that play-off position come May.

With seven points taken from the last nine, the Addicks sit one point behind Portsmouth in sixth place, although they do have a game in hand, while Ipswich Town in seventh have two. Three more points at The Valley will strengthen Charlton's claim for a promotion push.

Shrewsbury, whose manager Steve Cotterill remains in hospital with COVID-related illness, come into the game in 17th position in League One with 10 wins, 11 draws and 10 defeats from their 31 games and enjoyed a 2-0 victory at Rochdale in midweek.

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Ryan Inniss has returned to full training, but will need some U23 minutes before he can make his first-team return. Alex Gilbey may be available having returned to training, while Akin Famewo is expected to be involved after sitting out of Tuesday win over Northampton.

Adam Matthews is ruled out after he limped out of last week's win at Wigan

Shrewsbury will be without the injured Aaron Pierre, Ollie Norburn and Donald Love.

Charlton Boss Lee Bowyer: "Shrewsbury play three at the back, they’re a big solid team. When we played them away, it was tough. They don’t give much away. If you keep crossing the ball, that’s their strength, they’ve got three big lumps who will just head it away.

"Going forward, they look to hit you on the break. It will be a good game, they’re not a bad side at all.”

Shrewsbury assistant manager Aaron Wilbraham: "Charlton was one of my first games here in the reverse fixture. They're a big, physical team and we need to be at our strongest to go against them. They got a good win Tuesday, as did we, so it should be a good game.

"We always adapt for teams but it's more about what we can do well. We look into every team and their strengths but we look where we can exploit weaknesses. We need to show the same team work and effort as we did on Tuesday night. If we do that and get on the front, you will see us at our best. We can play and we need to get that belief over to the lads."

Charlton and Shrewsbury have met on 26 previous occasions with the Addicks winning eight, the Shrews 10 and the remaining eight ending in draws.

The reverse fixture saw Charlton be denied three points by Ollie Norburn's injury-time penalty after Ben Watson's goal had put the visitors in front.

The last meeting at The Valley ended in a 2-1 win for the Addicks with Karlan Grant netting an injury-time winner after Lyle Taylor's goal was cancelled out by Lenell John-Lewis' 83rd-minute equaliser.

Declan Bourne will take charge of Saturday's game at The Valley. This season has seen him referee 24 fixtures, producing 69 yellow cards and one red.

Bourne is in his first season as an EFL official, with this game being his first experience of officiating the Addicks.

He will be assisted by Stephen Finch and Daniel Flynn with Andrew Aylott as the Fourth Official.

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

The March edition of Valley Review is now available to purchase online. The magazine covers all three of the Addicks' home fixtures in March and features an interview with Jayden Stockley. Click here to purchase.

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.

Click here for your chance to win up to £2,000.

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 pundits Alan Curbishley and Lawrie Wilson for the broadcast which begins at 2.15pm.

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 Tuesday's game can do so here.

Meanwhile, live audio commentary of the game will be available to Valley Pass subscribers in all countries as usual.

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