MATCH PREVIEW | Charlton v Morecambe

The Addicks will be looking to continue their good run of form when Morecambe visit The Valley on Good Friday.

Saturday’s 1-0 victory at Rotherham United was Charlton's third success in their last five games, suffering only one defeat in that time and they will be hoping to finish the season strongly with just five games of the campaign left to play.


The Addicks will be without the injured Sam Lavelle (shoulder) and the suspended Ryan Inniss who will be serving the second of his three-game ban.

Johnnie Jackson will be checking on the fitness of Scott Fraser and Elliot Lee who both missed out on last weekend's trip to Rotherham with minor knocks. Meanwhile, Chuks Aneke has returned to training following his calf injury and will be hoping to earn a place in the squad during the Easter weekend.

For the visitors, full-back Ryan McLaughlin is their only absentee through injury.


Morecambe are fighting for their League One survival with hopes of staving off an immediate return to the fourth tier after just one season. Having won promotion under Derek Adams last term, the Shrimps boss left to join Bradford City, but he made a return after his departure from Valley Parade coincided with his replacement Stephen Robinson leaving for St Mirren in February, reuniting him with Morecambe less than a year after parting ways.

Following a run of 12 league games without a win, Morecambe began April with back-to-back wins over Burton Albion and Oxford United, giving themselves a fighting chance in the relegation battle, but come into the game off the back of a 2-1 defeat at Cambridge United last time out.

They currently sit one place above the drop zone on goal difference, just one goal better off than Gillingham in 21st with both clubs on 38 points.

The Shrimps have recorded nine wins, 11 draws and 22 defeats so far this term.


The Good Friday meeting will be only the second time the sides have ever met and will be the first time this fixture has been played at The Valley.

The reverse meeting at the Mazuma Stadium in November saw the Addicks surrender a two-goal lead with Diallang Jaiyesimi and Conor Washington finding the net before the break, only to be pegged back by a Cole Stockton penalty and Anthony O'Connor's leveller.


Marc Edwards will take charge of the game at The Valley. He has taken charge of 27 games this season, dishing out 83 yellow cards and two reds. He last officiated the Addicks in the 1-0 victory at Doncaster Rovers in April 2021.

Edwards will be assisted by Dean Treleaven and Mark Stevens with Andrew Laver as the Fourth Official.


London Football Scene launched a campaign last month urging all of the capital’s clubs, players and fans to raise as much money as possible for British-Ukrainian Aid. There will be a bucket collection around the ground on Friday afternoon. Click here for more information.

The Fans’ Bar will be opening its doors to supporters from 12pm and will be showing CharltonTV’s pre-game show from 2.15pm, as well as the CharltonTV post-game show.

Supporters worldwide can watch every kick of action live on CharltonTV, with former Addick Bradley Allen starring alongside Alan Curbishley and host Scott Minto in the CharltonTV studio, presented by DNEL Ltd.

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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