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Preview: Charlton Athletic v Fleetwood Town

3 November 2020

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Fleetwood Town face Charlton Athletic on Tuesday 3 November at The Valley in Sky Bet League One, and we have all you need to know ahead of the 7pm kick-off in our match preview.

Fixture: Charlton Athletic v Fleetwood Town

Competition: Sky Bet League One

Date: Tuesday 3 November 2020

Kick-off: 19:00

Venue: The Valley, Floyd Road, London, SE7 8BL

Match officials: Sam Purkiss (Referee), Geoffrey Russell & Martyn Holmes (Assistant Referees), TBC (Fourth Official)

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FLEETWOOD TOWN

Fleetwood made it three wins in a row on Saturday after managing to beat Oxford United 2-0, after goals from Callum Camps and Paddy Madden.

Camps broke the deadlock in the first minute of the game as he managed to volley the ball from 20-yards into the back of the net, before a second-half goal from substitute Madden doubled the side’s lead on a drizzly afternoon at Highbury.

Before that, The Cod Army secure a 1-0 win over Shrewsbury Town, again at Highbury. The game took a while to get going but it was Fleetwood who managed to find the breakthrough as Ched Evans perfectly passed the ball into the back of the Shrewsbury net midway through the first half.

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CHARLTON ATHLETIC

The Addicks head into their tie with Fleetwood on the back of five consecutive wins in the league, with their last one being a 2-0 win over Portsmouth at Fratton Park.

Charlton started out that game on the front foot and managed to push themselves into the lead in the 26th minute of the game through a Jonathan Williams strike. Chuks Aneke doubled the side’s lead late on to make it a more comfortable end for Lee Bowyer and his side.

In the game before that, Charlton finished with the same score line of 2-0, but this time at home against Oxford United. Both of their goals came in the first half of this game as Andrew Shinnie added to Conor Washington’s opener just after the half-hour mark.

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GAFFER’S QUOTES – JOEY BARTON

Head coach Joey Barton spoke to the media after his side’s 2-0 win over Oxford United at Highbury and previewed Town’s trip to The Valley. He had this to say:

“Charlton beat Portsmouth last time out and are a really good side who came out of the Championship last year. They’ve lost a few bodies, but Lee Bowyer has done a great job there.

“It looks like they’re up and running already in terms of trying to kick-start their return to Championship football.

“It’s another tough fixture for us but the mood the team is in and the way things are going, I believe iron sharpens iron. We go to a fellow promotion-chasing team. We’re in good fettle, they’re in good fettle. I’m really looking forward to the test.”

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ONE TO WATCH – CONOR WASHINGTON

One to watch from Charlton is forward, Conor Washington. The 28-year-old signed for Lee Bowyer’s side back in August after spending the 2019/20 season in Scotland with Hearts.

The Northern Ireland international started out his career at Newport County, coming through the youth ranks. After scoring eight goals in 48 games, he earned a move to Peterborough United, where he would spend the next two years.

Washington found his goal-scoring form, managing to score 33 goals in his time with The Posh, and this sparked a £2.5 million move to Queens Park Rangers in 2016. His scoring continued up at a higher level, but he would move on to Sheffield United two seasons after joining the Hoops.

He would spend a year at Sheffield, and then another year at Hearts before making the move to Charlton in August 2020. Since the season has started, the forward has bagged three goals in 15 appearances.

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WATCH TOWN ON IFOLLOW

Supporters can now purchase video match passes for Fleetwood Town’s Sky Bet League One clash against Charlton Athletic on Tuesday.

With games still being played behind closed doors, the match pass is your best option to watch the Cod Army during the early stages of the 2020/21 season.

Joey Barton's side are set to travel to the nation's capital on Tuesday to face Lee Bowyer's Charlton Athletic, as they look to build on their current three-win streak in the league - and you can watch the game for just £10!

If you'd like to purchase your match pass, click HERE.

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