MATCH PREVIEW | Charlton v Lincoln City

Charlton will be seeking four wins on the spin on Saturday afternoon when Johnnie Jackson’s men take on Lincoln City at The Valley.

Last weekend’s triumph at Doncaster Rovers was preceded by back-to-back home wins against Gillingham and Burton Albion respectively, during all of which the Addicks have earned clean sheets.


Speaking in his weekly press conference, Jackson confirmed Chris Gunter (Wales) returned from international duty unscathed, while Jake Forster-Caskey (ACL) is nearing a return to full fitness having completed a milestone 90 minutes for Anthony Hayes’ U23s at QPR in midweek.

Ryan Inniss (thigh) and Chuks Aneke (calf) remain unavailable for the visit of the Imps, though.

Adam Jackson (concussion) and Teddy Bishop (knee) are both expected to feature for the visitors despite having been been forced off at Shrewsbury Town last weekend, but Joshua Griffiths (ankle), TJ Eyoma (hamstring), Lewis Montsma (knee) and Cohen Bramall (hamstring) are all sidelined.

Arsenal loanee Brooke Norton-Cuffy (England U19s) is available again for Lincoln following international duty, while Manchester City loanee Lewis Fiorini (groin) will be assessed having missed Scotland U21s' game against Belgium in midweek.


Lincoln currently sit 18th in the Sky Bet League One table having struggled for consistency this term, though the Imps do hold a nine-point buffer on 21st-placed AFC Wimbledon.

Michael Appleton’s men travel to the capital having won just two of their last 10 league games, whilst failing to score in exactly half of those outings.


Charlton and Lincoln have squared off on 15 previous occasions with the Addicks winning eight, the Imps three and the remaining four encounters resulting in draws.

Lincoln triumphed 2-1 during the reverse fixture at the LNER Stadium last October, while the last meeting at The Valley yielded a 3-1 victory for the Addicks in what was our penultimate fixture of the 2020/21 campaign.


Robert Madley will be the man in the middle on Saturday afternoon. The official last refereed a Charlton fixture in March 2021 - a 3-2 triumph over Bristol Rovers at The Valley in what was Jackson’s managerial debut.

Madley will be assisted by Samuel Ogles and Paul Yates, while Conor Farrell is the Fourth Official.


Saturday’s matchday at The Valley marks the annual Red, White and Black Day with Baroness Doreen Lawrence OBE and club legend Paul Mortimer leading the celebrations. The tagline for this year’s event is ‘All Together, All Different, All Charlton’.

The Fans’ Bar will be opening its doors to supporters from 12pm and will be screening Liverpool v Watford (12.30pm) and Manchester United v Leicester City (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 Saturday’s action live on CharltonTV, with 1987 play-off hero Peter Shirtliff starring alongside Alan Curbishley and host Charlotte Richardson 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 former Addicks defender 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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