MATCH PREVIEW | Wigan Athletic v Charlton

The Addicks head to Greater Manchester for the second time in four days on Saturday, this time taking on Wigan Athletic.

Having been condemned to a first league defeat in five at Bolton Wanderers on Tuesday night, Johnnie Jackson’s men will be seeking a return to winning ways at the DW Stadium.


Jackson reported no fresh injury concerns in his Thursday press conference, though Corey Blackett-Taylor (hamstring), Jake Forster-Caskey (ACL) and Jayden Stockley (back) all remain absent.

Gwion Edwards is once again eligible for the hosts having served his one-match suspension in midweek, while Will Keane (hamstring) could also return to the matchday squad.

Tom Pearce is expected to miss the fixture however, joining long-term absentees Jordan Cousins (thigh), Thelo Aasgaard (stress fracture) and Charlie Wyke on the sidelines.


Wigan currently sit second in Sky Bet League One, nine points behind table toppers Rotherham United - albeit having played three fewer games.

Leam Richardson’s side fell to a first league defeat in 13 at Sheffield Wednesday on Tuesday, meaning the Latics are now winless in four across all competitions.


Charlton and Wigan have squared off on 15 previous occasions with the Addicks winning six, the Latics six and the remaining three encounters resulting in draws.

The reverse fixture at The Valley saw the visitors earn a 2-0 triumph owing to a late rally - with goals from Tendayi Darikwa and James McClean.

Our last visit to the DW Stadium, meanwhile, yielded maximum points thanks to Chuks Aneke’s 19th-minute strike.


Tom Nield will control proceedings on Saturday afternoon. The official last refereed a Charlton fixture in November 2021 - a 1-0 reverse at Shrewsbury Town.

Nield will be assisted by Alan Clayton and Paul Stonier, while Ben Toner is the Fourth Official.


The Addicks will be sporting their home strip at the DW Stadium.


Travelling fans can purchase tickets from Wigan’s main ticket office (windows one to three) on Saturday. Please note that Wigan will be accepting cash only. 

Supporters based outside of the UK and Ireland can watch every kick of Saturday’s clash live on CharltonTV, with former Addicks defender Steve Brown joining Alan Curbishley and host Scott Minto in the CharltonTV studio, presented by DNEL Ltd.

Meanwhile, live audio commentary of the game is available for CharltonTV subscribers in the UK and Ireland, with Terry Smith and Greg Stubley in the gantry.

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