MATCH PREVIEW | Charlton v AFC Wimbledon

The Addicks return to The Valley on Saturday afternoon (3pm) as AFC Wimbledon make the short trip across south London.

Buoyed by successive league triumphs, Johnnie Jackson’s men will be looking to maintain their remarkable home form having claimed 16 points from a possible 21 in the third-tier under the boss’ tutelage.


Jackson has no fresh injury concerns to contend with ahead of the weekend, though Jake Forster-Caskey (ACL) and Jayden Stockley (hip) remain sidelined.

Meanwhile, Juan Castillo, Scott Fraser and Nile John are all in contention to earn their Charlton league bows.

The visitors will be without Henry Lawrence (hamstring) and Aaron Pressley (hamstring), while club captain Alex Woodyard (hamstring) will be assessed.

Paul Kalambayi (knee) is once again available, as are new recruits Nathan Broome and Sam Cosgrove. 


A nine-game winless run in the third-tier leaves Mark Robinson’s side sat just two points and a solitary place above the bottom four, albeit with a game on hand on all of those beneath them.

Wimbledon have drawn six of their last seven league outings, whilst their last triumph came in early December at Accrington Stanley.


Charlton and Wimbledon have squared off on 12 previous occasions with the Addicks winning four, the Wombles five and the remaining three encounters resulting in draws.

The last meeting between the two sides came at The Valley in early August, as the visitors progressed to the second round of the Carabao Cup thanks to Paul Osew’s strike on 26 minutes.

Our last league meeting, meanwhile, came at Plough Lane in March 2021, when Ryan Longman twice pegged Charlton back to earn the Wombles a point after Stockley and Diallang Jaiyesimi had both fired the Addicks ahead.


Christopher Pollard will control proceedings on Saturday afternoon. The official last refereed a Charlton fixture in November 2021 - a 2-1 Papa John’s Trophy triumph over Aston Villa U21s in SE7.

Pollard will be assisted by Geoffrey Russell and Greg Read, while Marc Wilson is the Fourth Official. 


There is an array of activity planned around the club’s inaugural Football v Homophobia weekend - and sixth annual Football v Homophobia-themed matchday at The Valley. The weekend, run in conjunction with the club’s LGBTQI+ supporters group, the Proud Valiants, aims to promote equality and tackle discrimination in football. For more information, please click here.

Tickets are still available for Saturday’s south London derby - simply click here to secure yours!

Supporters should note that, following the Government’s easing of COVID-19 ‘Autumn and Winter Plan B’ restrictions, COVID passes will no longer be required for fans attending our games at The Valley.

The Fans’ Bar will be opening its doors to supporters from 12pm and will be showing Kidderminster Harriers v West Ham United (12.30pm) and England's Six Nations opener against Scotland (4.45pm), as well as the CharltonTV pre-game show from 2.15pm and the CharltonTV post-game show.

The Upbeats Kitchen, located in the Covered End lower concourse, will be serving onion bhaji burgers and pints of Foster's to supporters.

As well as the fish and chips in the West Stand car park and the highly successful burger unit in the Alan Curbishley Stand, there will be an additional burger offer outside the Covered End, while the guest ale for Saturday's fixture is Deuchars IPA.

Supporters outside of the UK and Ireland can watch every kick of action live on CharltonTV, with former Addicks midfielder Paul Mortimer starring alongside Alan Curbishley and host Scott Minto in the CharltonTV studio, presented by DNEL Ltd.

Meanwhile, audio commentary of the game is available for CharltonTV subscribers in the UK and Ireland, with Steve Brown joining Terry Smith in the SE7 gantry.

For more streaming information, please click here.

Supporters can buy Valley Gold Jackpot tickets online for the fixture. For every £1 spent on a Jackpot ticket, half goes to the club’s academy to help produce the stars of the future, while the other half goes to the two winners of a cash prize.

Click here to be in with a chance of winning up to £2,000.

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