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MATCH PREVIEW: Charlton Athletic (H)

9 September 2016

Saturday 10th September 2016, kick-off 3pm

Fleetwood Town face Charlton Athletic this weekend for the first time in either club's history, kick off 3:00pm.

Goals from Chris Long and Martyn Woolford last time out saw the Cod Army continue their decent start to the season, and their second league clean sheet in a row.

Charlton arrive into the game in much improved form themselves, they are unbeaten in four with only a very credible draw against Bolton preventing a 100% record during that period.

Last time out a last minute goal from Ademola Lookman earned a point against league leaders Bolton, lifting Russell Slade’s side to tenth in the league table.

TEAM NEWS

Fleetwood Town are boosted by the return of Conor McLaughlin from international duty with Northern Ireland, while Alex Jakubiak could make his first appearance for the club since arriving on loan from Watford on deadline day, if he does he’ll become the 100th player to represent the club in the Football League.

Charlton have a number of players expected to return from injury, with Johnnie Jackson hoping to shake off a knock to take part in the game. Former Fleetwood defender Adam Chicksen could be in contention for a start after joining from Brighton on deadline day.

Manager Slade gave a full run-down of their team news:
“Lee Novak has returned to training so is now a possible for Saturday’s game,” he said. 

“Johnnie Jackson is still a  doubt, but we’re delighted that, if we do lose Johnnie for Fleetwood, and it’s not certain we will, we will have Lee back in contention as well as the new arrivals of Adam Chicksen and Freddie Ulvestad, so body-wise we’re not in a bad position. 

He added: “Ricky Holmes had a bit of a bruised foot, but the international break has given that time to settle down so he will also be back in contention.”

ONE TO WATCH

Ricky Holmes

The winger cost Charlton Athletic almost £700,000 this summer from Northampton after he played a huge part in the Cobblers League Two title charge last season. He’s made a superb start to life at The Valley, scoring two against Shrewsbury Town last month.
At 29 he’s no youngster, but is proving to be one of the division’s top players already so far this season.

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