MATCH PREVIEW | Charlton v Wigan Athletic

Charlton will be looking to kick-start their season when they return to The Valley to take on Wigan Athletic on Saturday afternoon (3pm).

An opening-day draw with Sheffield Wednesday was followed by back-to-back league defeats on the road at Oxford United and MK Dons and Nigel Adkins will be targeting all three points when fellow promotion-chasers Wigan arrive in SE7.


Conor Washington is likely to miss out after picking up a back complaint in midweek.

Ben Purrington will remain sidelined, but is set to return to training with the group next week. Alex Gilbey will also miss out as he continues to regain his fitness having suffered from the after-effects of COVD-19.

Ronnie Schwartz played 45 minutes for the U23s on Tuesday, but will not be available for the weekend as he looks to increase his fitness.

Ryan Inniss is set to be be available following his planned substitution at MK Dons on Tuesday, while Jake Forster-Caskey remains the only long-term absentee.

Wigan could hand a second debut to new arrival James McClean who made a return to the club in midweek.


Following a period of turmoil which resulted in administration and relegation to League One in 2020, Wigan are bouncing back under new ownership with high expectations of promotion come May.

A number of head-turning signings this summer, including former Addicks Ben Amos and Jordan Cousins, makes Leam Richardson's side one of the favourites this term and they have started their season with a win, a loss and a draw from their first three league outings.


Charlton and Wigan have squared off on 14 previous occasions with the Addicks winning six and the Latics tasting victory on five occasions, with the remaining three games ending in draws.

The last meeting came at at the DW Stadium and resulted in a 1-0 win for the Addicks in March with Chuks Aneke netting the only goal of the game.


Craig Hicks will be the man in the middle on Saturday afternoon. He last took charge of the Addicks for the 0-0 draw with Ipswich Town at The Valley in April.

Hicks will be assisted by Nicholas Cooper and Paul Kelly.


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