MATCH PREVIEW | Rotherham United v Charlton

Charlton are back on the road for the second time in four days this weekend as they travel to the AESSEAL New York Stadium to take on promotion-chasing Rotherham United.

Victory on Saturday could take Johnnie Jackson’s men back into the top half of the Sky Bet League One table.


The Addicks will be without the suspended Ryan Inniss, Sam Lavelle (shoulder) and Chuks Aneke (calf) for the trip to South Yorkshire.

Alex Gilbey is available again having served his one-match suspension in midweek, while Ben Purrington (knee) will be assessed.

Angus MacDonald is unavailable for the hosts as the defender serves the second of his three-match suspension, while Josh Vickers (hand) and Will Grigg (hamstring) have both been ruled out for the remainder of the season.


One week on from their Papa John’s Trophy triumph at Wembley, Rotherham's focus will return to their Sky Bet League One promotion push. Paul Warne’s men slipped out of the top two in midweek as both Wigan Athletic and MK Dons leapfrogged the Yorkshire side.

The Millers, who suffered a shock 3-0 defeat at home to Shrewsbury Town last time out in the third-tier, have earned just one league win in their last five.


Charlton and Rotherham have gone toe-to-toe on 37 previous occasions with the Addicks winning 13, the Millers 14 and the remaining 10 encounters resulting in draws.

The reverse fixture in November ended honours even as Conor Washington’s late strike cancelled out Mickel Miller’s opener at The Valley.

Our last visit to the AESSEAL New York Stadium, meanwhile, came in August 2017 and resulted in a 2-0 victory thanks to goals from Patrick Bauer and Josh Magennis.


Ross Joyce will be the man in the middle on Saturday afternoon. The official last refereed a Charlton fixture in January 2019 - a 2-1 win over Walsall in SE7.

Joyce will be assisted by Richard Wigglesworth and Bradley Hall, while Rebecca Welch is the Fourth Official.


The Addicks will be sporting their black and gold third strip in South Yorkshire.


364 Addicks have snapped up tickets for the trip to Yorkshire, with tickets available from the ground on the day from the away ticket office from 1.30pm at the following prices: £25 adults, U22 and O60: £15, U18: £10, U12: £8.

Click here to view our away day guide.

Supporters outside of the UK and Ireland can watch every kick of Saturday’s action live on CharltonTV, with former Addick and the stepfather of current Addick Jake Forster-Caskey, Nicky Forster, 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 1987 play-off hero Peter Shirtliff joining Terry Smith in the South Yorkshire gantry.

For more streaming information, please click here.

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