After a messy win on the weekend against Bristol Rovers, we travel to Staffordshire as we visit Burton Albion for only the second time in our history. The first and only time we played Burton was a 7-0 win in the FA Cup at The Valley in 1956. And that is all the history Charlton and Burton have with each other.
Here are some facts about the home side.
Ground-The Pirelli Stadium(6,912)
Top scorer-Liam Boyce(8)
In 2006 Burton was drawn at home against Manchester United in the FA Cup, Burton held Man United to a 0-0 draw at The Pirelli Stadium. In the replay, Burton lost 5-0 at Old Trafford but took 11,000 Burton fans with them which was a record for the number of away fans at Old Trafford.
On to team news and we start with the home side. Burton is going to be without quite a few players for tonight’s match former Cardiff defender Ben Turner is out along with former striker Marvin Sordell. Midfielder David Templeton is injured as is Ben Fox. However, Will Miller who had a hamstring injury could make a comeback tonight as Jamie Allen is out with an ankle injury.
And now for Charlton’s team news and we have been handed a big boost in the form of Lyle Taylor as he has served his one-match suspension. Josh Cullen and Igor Vetokele are in early stages of recovery following their dislocated shoulders against Walsall. Billy Clarke will not be playing as he was in the squad for Charlton’s U23s yesterday. Darren Pratley is out with his knee injury as Ben Reeves is still sidelined with a groin injury.
I think after our showing against Bristol Rovers on Saturday we could have a challenge on our hands, but we can win ugly and honestly that may even be the way we are best at winning, it may come with a few scares along the way but as long as we come away with the 3 points at the end of the day that’s all that matters so I think a 2-1 win is on the cards with Taylor to grab the opener.
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