PAPA JOHN’S TROPHY PREVIEW | Charlton v Aston Villa U21s

Charlton return to Papa John’s Trophy action on Tuesday evening (7pm) when they host Aston Villa U21s at The Valley in the round of 32.

The Addicks secured their passage through to the knockout stages after finishing second in Southern Group G, with routine triumphs against Crawley Town and Southampton U21s followed by a narrow reverse at Leyton Orient.


Jayden Stockley is eligible once again having served his three-match suspension following his dismissal at Burton Albion two weekends ago.

Long-term absentees Sam Lavelle (groin), Ryan Inniss (quad) and Jake Forster-Caskey (ACL) remain sidelined, while Adam Matthews (calf) and club captain Jason Pearce (knee) will also miss out.


The young Villans travel to the capital boasting a perfect record in the Papa John’s Trophy this term, having recorded victories over Wycombe Wanderers, Burton Albion and MK Dons in Southern Group C, netting 11 goals in the process.

Six of those goals were bagged by Cameron Archer - the competition’s top scorer - who was subsequently named Papa John’s Trophy Player of the Round after starring for Mark Delaney’s side throughout the group stages.


Christopher Pollard will control proceedings on Tuesday evening. The official last refereed a Charlton fixture in February - a 2-1 reverse against Burton Albion at The Valley.

Pollard will be assisted by Dean Treleaven and Adrian Tranter, while Daniel Bonneywell is the Fourth Official.


Tickets are still available for the Papa John’s Trophy tie in SE7 - click here to get yours.

Bartram’s will be opening its doors to supporters from 5pm on Tuesday evening.

Supporters worldwide can watch the Papa John’s Trophy tie live on CharltonTV, with Terry Smith and Greg Stubley in the gantry. 

For more streaming information, please click here.

There will be no matchday programme tonight, though fans can find a printable PDF of the official teamsheet in the team news story on from 6pm.

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