MATCH PREVIEW | Charlton v Shrewsbury Town

Charlton bring the curtain down on their season at home on Saturday as Shrewsbury Town provide the final opponents at The Valley in 2021/22.

After a disappointing campaign, Johnnie Jackson will be hoping to give the Valley faithful something to cheer about in their penultimate game before heading off to regroup in the summer.


Ryan Inniss will be available again having served his three-match ban following his red card at AFC Wimbledon.

The Addicks will be without Elliot Lee, Scott Fraser and Ben Purrington who have all picked up knocks in recent weeks, although Jackson is hoping to have them back available for the final-day trip to Ipswich Town. Sam Lavelle will continue to be sidelined with his shoulder injury.

Shrewsbury will be without the injured Elliott Bennett who limped off of his side's defeat to Sunderland last week.


Steve Cotterill's side currently sit in 17th position in League One, safe from any relegation fears, with 12 wins, 14 draws and 18 defeats from their 44 games this term.

They come to The Valley without a win in their last four with two draws and two losses, but have been undone by injury-time goals in their last two outings - getting beaten at the death in a 3-2 defeat at Sunderland on Good Friday, before surrendering a three-goal first-half lead to draw 3-3 with Doncaster Rovers on Monday.


Charlton and Shrewsbury have squared off on 28 previous occasions with the Addicks winning eight, the Shrews 11 and the remaining nine ending in draws.

The reverse fixture saw Shrewsbury claim a 1-0 win in November thanks to a Daniel Udoh injury-time goal, while the last meeting at The Valley ended in a 1-1 draw in March 2021, with Conor Washington cancelling out Sean Goss' earlier strike.


Sam Purkiss will be the man in charge for Saturday's clash in SE7. He has refereed 30 matches, so far, this term, dishing out 112 yellow cards and five reds.

Purkiss last refereed a Charlton fixture for the 2-0 defeat to MK Dons at The Valley in February and will be assisted by Louis Marks and Adrian Tranter with Daniel Cook as the Fourth Official.


-Saturday’s matchday at The Valley sees the club celebrate the much-loved Charlton Upbeats with the annual charity walk seeing nearly 200 supporters make the nine-mile walk from the Sparrows Lane training ground in New Eltham to The Valley. The Upbeats will also be in action on the Valley turf from 1.30pm with fans encouraged to get into the ground early to show their support. They will also take part in a lap of honour at half-time.

-Charlton's players will take part in a lap of appreciation immediately after the full-time whistle to thank fans for their support throughout the season.

-The Fans’ Bar will be opening its doors to supporters from 12pm and will be screening Arsenal v Manchester United (12.30pm) and Brentford 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 Saturday’s action live on CharltonTV, with modern-day Charlton legend Yann Kermorgant 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 former Addicks defender Steve Brown joining Terry Smith in the SE7 gantry.

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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