MATCH PREVIEW | Lincoln City v Charlton

Charlton return to League One action on Saturday afternoon (3pm) when they travel to the LNER Stadium to take on Lincoln City.

Nigel Adkins’ men will be seeking successive league victories for the first time this season, having recorded a first away triumph of the campaign at Fleetwood Town last time out before the international break.


Ryan Inniss (thigh) and Jake Forster-Caskey (ACL) remain the Addicks’ only injury concerns ahead of the trip to Lincolnshire.

The hosts will be without captain Liam Bridcutt (knee) and Adam Jackson (quad), though manager Michael Appleton has revealed Josh Griffiths (thumb) and Conor McGrandles (ankle) will feature in his matchday 18.

Imps frontman Tom Hopper remains sidelined, however, as he recovers from a suspected stress fracture.


Lincoln come into the fixture on the back of a dramatic 2-2 draw against table toppers Plymouth Argyle last time out, twice coming from behind courtesy of Lasse Sorensen’s 66th-minute strike and Anthony Scully’s spot-kick at the death.

That result leaves Lincoln sat 17th in the League One table having accumulated 12 points from their 11 games thus far, with Appleton’s side yet to taste victory at the LNER Stadium since earning a 2-1 triumph over Fleetwood Town in what was the Imps’ first home game of the season.


Charlton and Lincoln have gone toe-to-toe on 14 previous occasions with the Addicks winning eight, the Imps two and the remaining four encounters resulting in draws.

The last meeting between the two sides came at The Valley in the penultimate game of the 2020/21 League One campaign; Jayden Stockley broke the deadlock just after the interval before two quickfire goals from Ryan Inniss and Chuks Aneke in as many minutes settled the outcome, despite Harry Anderson’s consolation strike on 89 minutes.

Charlton’s last visit to the LNER Stadium, meanwhile, saw the hosts prevail in September 2020, thanks to Jorge Grant and Lewis Montsma’s efforts either side of half-time.


David Webb will be the man in the middle on Saturday afternoon. The referee last oversaw a Charlton fixture in July 2020 - a 1-1 draw with Birmingham City at St Andrew’s.

Webb will be assisted by Nik Barnard and George Byrne, while Sebastian Stockbridge is the Fourth Official.


The Addicks will be sporting their black and gold third strip this weekend.


Travelling fans can pay on the day via the ticket office, located in the Selenity Stand (Adults: £24, Over 65: £19, U22: £19, U18: £10).

Fans outside of the UK and Ireland can watch every kick of action live on CharltonTV, with Jon Fortune starring alongside Alan Curbishley and host Scott Minto in the studio, presented by DNEL Ltd.

Audio commentary of the game is available for CharltonTV subscribers in the UK and Ireland, with Steve Brown joining Terry Smith and Greg Stubley in the gantry.

For more streaming information, click here.

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