After a hard fought draw at Luton, we take on Scunthorpe at Glanford park tonight at 7:45.
The new manager Stuart McCall has started life in Scunthorpe in strong fashion, after six games in-charge of the Iron he has managed two wins and four draws so he is an unbeaten manager and he will be looking to retain his unbeaten start as we travel up to North Lincolnshire.
This will be our 25th meeting with Scunny and the first game we ever played with them was back in 1958which ended in a 3-3 draw, a great first game for both of us by the look of it.
Now we are in 2018 and we both have won seven times against each other drawing a total of ten. So with this game tonight we could overtake them on wins which would be a nice touch to the game if the other results don’t go our way.
Also another worrying stat we have only won the one game away at Scunthorpe, so if we do win this one it shows times are changing.
A few facts about Scunthorpe
Did you know that Kevin Keegan started his footballing career at Scunthorpe?
Former Charlton player Lee Novak plays for them, let’s hope he don’t come back to haunt us.
On to team news starting off with our hosts Scunthorpe they have accumulated a few injuries for this game, on-loan Chelsea striker Ike Ugbo is set to miss this one after he sustained a hamstring injury.
Former Rochdale and Burton midfielder Matthew Lund will miss this game after collecting five bookings for the season which means he will serve a one-match suspension.
Finally former Coventry defender Jordan Clarke could be back after recovering from a hamstring problem, he was also an unused sub for their draw against Burton.
Goalkeeper Matt Gilks is side-lined with a knee injury whist Rory Wilson will miss out with an arm injury.
Moving on to Charlton, Jamie Ward will be having a fitness test and hopefully will be ready for the game today. Karlan Grant should be on the mend and could start on the bench after suffering a dead leg. Darren Pratley may also make a comeback after he was a unused sub last weekend.
Krystian Bielik also looks like he will be an absentee for this one after having an extra ten days added on to his injury last week.
This will be a hard game to go through, after not winning there since 1973 Charlton will be looking to break that duck and there will be a lot pressure on them to do just that, although it will be a hard game I think we will come out on top I’m going for 1-0 to the Addicks with a Lyle Taylor goal.
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