PREVIEW | Ipswich Town v Charlton

Charlton bring the curtain down on the 2021/22 season with a trip to Portman Road to take on Ipswich Town at lunchtime on Saturday (12.30pm).

With both sides sitting in mid-table following challenging campaigns, there is only pride to play for, but the Addicks, backed by a sold-out away end in Suffolk, will want to sign off the season in style and secure a top-half finish.


The Addicks will be without the injured Sam Lavelle, Scott Fraser and Ben Purrington on the final day, but may welcome back Elliot Lee who has returned to training this week.

Corey Blackett-Taylor is set to be available again after pulling out of last weekend's victory over Shrewsbury Town at the 11th hour with illness.

Ipswich could be without Wes Burns who was missing last weekend with an ankle knock, while Matt Penney was also sidelined with a dead leg. Both will be assessed ahead of Saturday.


Much like their opposition on Saturday, a much-hoped-for promotion push did not materialise for Ipswich this season having been relegated from the Championship in 2020.

Kieran McKenna's men sit one place above Charlton in 11th, although the Addicks cannot catch the Tractor Boys who are eight points ahead. In what has been a disappointing campaign for the hosts having spent big in last summer's transfer window, they have 17 wins, 16 draws and 12 defeats to their name this term.


Charlton and Ipswich have faced each other 55 times with the Addicks winning 20, the Tractor Boys 23 and the remaining 12 games ending in draws.

The reverse fixture saw Jayden Stockley and Alex Gilbey find the net in a 2-0 win at The Valley in December.

Charlton's last trip to Portman Road resulted in a 2-0 victory with Albie Morgan and Omar Bogle scoring the goals back in November 2020.


Charles Breakspear will be the man in the middle on Saturday afternoon. He has taken charge of 35 games this season, producing 160 yellow cards and seven reds. Breakspear last refereed the Addicks for the 2-1 defeat at MK Dons last August.

He will be assisted by Darren Blunden and Stuart Butler with Paul Kelly as the Fourth Official.


The Addicks will be sporting their white and black away strip in Suffolk.


1,890 Addicks have sold out the away end at Portman Road on Saturday with no tickets available on the day.

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 Ipswich forward Kevin Lisbie starring alongside Steve Brown 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 Greg Stubley joining Terry Smith in the gantry.

For more streaming information, please click here.

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