MATCH PREVIEW | Charlton v Oxford United

After successive trips to the North West, the Addicks return to The Valley on Saturday afternoon (3pm) to host Oxford United.

Having suffered back-to-back reverses on the road last week, Johnnie Jackson’s men will be looking to return to winning ways by earning a third consecutive home win in Sky Bet League One.


Corey Blackett-Taylor (hamstring), Jake Forster-Caskey (ACL) and Jayden Stockley (back) remain sidelined for the Addicks, whilst Scott Fraser, Chuks Aneke and Conor Washington are unlikely to feature.

James Henry (calf) and Billy Bodin (ankle) will both be assessed by the visitors, though Alejandro Rodriguez (ACL) and Jamie Hanson (hamstring) are both long-term absentees.

Meanwhile, January recruit Marcus Browne (ACL) remains unavailable for the U's as the midfielder continues to build up his match fitness having not featured in a competitive game in over a year.


Only goal difference separates Oxford from the play-off places ahead of Saturday’s meeting, though sixth-placed Plymouth Argyle do boast two games in hand on the U’s.

Karl Robinson’s side travel to the capital on the back of two consecutive defeats of their own having suffered losses against Accrington Stanley and Bolton Wanderers in their previous two outings.


Charlton and Oxford have squared off on 47 previous occasions with the Addicks winning 18, the U’s 11 and the remaining 18 encounters resulting in draws.

The reverse fixture at the Kassam Stadium saw the hosts earn a 2-1 victory thanks to goals from Ryan Williams and Cameron Brannagan.

Oxford’s last visit to The Valley, meanwhile, came in October 2020, when first-half strikes from Washington and Andrew Shinnie proved pivotal as the Addicks prevailed 2-0, despite Ryan Inniss’ dismissal.


Carl Boyeson will be the man in the middle on Saturday afternoon. The official last refereed a Charlton fixture in February 2021 - a 1-1 draw at Fleetwood Town.

Boyeson will be assisted by Daniel Cook and Stuart Butler, while Dean Treleaven is the Fourth Official.


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The Upbeats Kitchen, located in the Covered End lower concourse, will be serving onion bhaji burgers to supporters.

The Fans’ Bar will be opening its doors to supporters from 12pm and will be screening West Ham United v Newcastle United (12.30pm) and Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur (5.30pm), as well as the CharltonTV pre-game show from 2.15pm and the CharltonTV post-game show.

Supporters outside of the UK and Ireland can watch every kick of action live on CharltonTV, with Alan Curbishley and his former right-hand man Mervyn Day joining 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 and Greg Stubley in the SE7 gantry.

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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.

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