TEAM NEWS | Jaiyesimi starts Papa John’s Trophy tie

Diallang Jaiyesimi starts this evening’s Papa John’s Trophy tie against Southampton U21s at The Valley (7pm) as manager Nigel Adkins makes wholesale changes.

Charlie Kirk is the only player to retain his starting berth following Saturday’s triumph at Fleetwood Town, while academy prospects James Beadle and Nazir Bakrin feature in the senior matchday squad for the first time.

Should the Addicks employ a fluid 4-3-3 formation then Adam Matthews, Deji Elerewe, club captain Jason Pearce and Ben Purrington will start ahead of Nathan Harness.

Sean Clare, George Dobson and Albie Morgan are expected to form Adkins’ three-man midfield, with the returning Jaiyesimi and Kirk operating either side of Jayden Stockley.

Beadle and Bakrin are joined on the bench by Akin Famewo, Ben Dempsey, Corey Blackett-Taylor, Charles Clayden and Mason Burstow.

Charlton: Harness; Matthews, Elerewe, Pearce (c), Purrington; Clare, Dobson, Morgan; Jaiyesimi, Stockley, Kirk

Subs: Beadle, Bakrin, Famewo, Dempsey, Blackett-Taylor, Clayden, Burstow

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