MATCH PREVIEW | Portsmouth v Charlton

Charlton get back on the road on Monday night (7.45pm) as they head to Fratton Park to take on Portsmouth in front of the Sky Sports cameras.

Johnnie Jackson’s side will be looking to pick up where they left off in Sky Bet League One, having registered a 2-0 triumph over Fleetwood Town at The Valley last time out.


Nile John is in contention to earn his Addicks debut after completing a loan move from Tottenham Hotspur last week, though Jake Forster-Caskey (ACL) and Jayden Stockley (hip) remain absent.

Ryan Tunnicliffe (hamstring) will be assessed by the hosts having recently returned to training, but Pompey will be without Liam Vincent (shin) and Jayden Reid (knee).


Portsmouth are yet to record a league triumph since the turn of the year, leaving the Hampshire side occupying 11th spot in the third-tier after 26 games played, albeit with fixtures in hand. 

Danny Cowley’s men currently sit five points above the Addicks and come into the fixture on the back of a narrow 1-0 reverse at Sunderland last time out.


Monday’s meeting will be the 110th instalment of this fixture with the Addicks winning 37, Pompey 44 and the remaining 28 encounters ending in draws.

Charlton twice came from behind to earn a point in the reverse fixture at The Valley in September. Ronan Curtis opened the scoring early on with a sumptuous curler from range before substitute Sean Clare levelled proceedings with his maiden Addicks goal two minutes after the restart. Marcus Harness restored the visitors’ advantage on 72 minutes, though Josh Davison emerged from the bench to salvage a point for the Addicks point three minutes from time.

Our last visit to Fratton Park, meanwhile, resulted in a 2-0 triumph in October 2020 thanks to goals from Jonny Williams and Chuks Aneke either side of half-time.


Neil Hair will be the man in the middle on Monday night. The official last refereed a Charlton fixture in August 2021 - an emphatic 6-1 victory over Crawley Town in the Papa John’s Trophy at The Valley.

Hair will be assisted by Ravel Cheosiaua and Michael Chard, while Sam Allison is the Fourth Official. 


The Addicks will be donning their black and gold third strip in Hampshire.


Supporters worldwide can tune into live audio commentary of Monday’s clash from Terry Smith and Steve Brown.

As the game has been selected for live coverage by Sky Sports, EFL broadcast rules dictate that the club are NOT permitted to live stream the match in the UK, Ireland or any country where the EFL’s global TV deal is present.

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A minute’s applause will be held on Monday in memory of former Portsmouth player Jamie Vincent, who recently passed away aged just 46. 

Tickets for the game will be available from Fratton Park on the day of the game.

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