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PREVIEW: Wanderers v Charlton Athletic

All the details as Wanderers aim to stretch

8 February 2022

Wanderers head back home to face Charlton Athletic in a showdown between two in-form sides.

The Addicks head north on the back of a four-match unbeaten run in League One, while Wanderers are unbeaten in five.

Ian Evatt’s men have won their last three at home without conceding a goal.

And they will be looking to extend that run to pull clear of Charlton – who are currently level on points – and move nearer the play-off chasers.

Pre-match quotes: From the bosses

 

Ian Evatt: “It was emotional on Saturday for many reasons. We have to put that behind us now.

“We’re professionals and we need to focus on Charlton.

“We have to continue our home form. The fans have been absolutely brilliant. The atmosphere they are creating for us – the players are really feeding off it and hopefully, we can re-create that and put in another performance.”

Johnnie Jackson: “They are playing really well and are obviously really confident.

“The little change of shape the manager has gone for has definitely helped them in the last few games. They’ve got a great record at home and hit Sunderland for six.

“They’ll be in a good place and it will be a tough game up there. We know that, for sure. But we’re also in a good place and feeling confident. It should make for a good one.”

 

Team news

Captain Ricardo Santos is available for Wanderers after the red card he received in Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Morecambe was overturned on appeal.

Defensive side-kick Gethin Jones could also return after being rested for the game at the Mazuma Stadium.

Charlton are without top scorer Jayden Stockley and midfielder Jake Forster-Caskey, with winger Corey Blackett-Taylor also set to miss out.

 

Tickets

Tickets are still available to buy for official club members at Bolton Central or via the club website HERE.

 

Last meeting

Charlton Athletic 1 Wanderers 4 | Tuesday, 28 September 2021

 

Wanderers matched their best away win of the season on a rainy night in London.

Charlton went ahead but were then washed away by a rampant display from the Whites.

Dapo Afolayan levelled just before the break with a superb strike before a Kieran Lee double and a late goal from former skipper Antoni Sarcevic lifted Ian Evatt’s men up to seventh in the table.

 

Wanderers: Dixon; Jones, Santos, Baptiste (Johnston 78), John (Gordon 62); Williams; Kachunga, Sarcevic, Lee, Afolayan; Doyle (Delfouneso 84). Substitutes: Gilks, Sheehan, Brockbank, Thomason.

 

Match officials

Referee: Ben Toner

Assistant referees: Richard Woodward and Bradley Hall

Fourth Official: Thomas Kirk


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