Match Preview | Charlton Athletic v Wanderers


Wanderers head on the road and back down south just a couple of days after returning victorious from Wycombe in midweek.

A performance full of quality and determination on Tuesday, Ian Evatt’s men will be raring to go again against Charlton Athletic on Saturday to continue this productive run of form.

Manager quotes

Ian Evatt: “It’s a game which theoretically should suit us. We play different systems but stylistically we’re very similar.

“I think it will be an open and expansive game. They will certainly throw punches at us and we need to do that back but make sure that we’ve got our guard up as well because they’ve got some really good attacking players.

“It’s going to be a challenge but it’s one we’re looking forward to.”


Charlton Athletic Manager Michael Appleton: "We’ve seen with the group that they are capable of winning these type of games.

 “We’ve played some decent sides so far and, if anything, the bigger the club, the better the performance.

“It’s at the Valley, which has been good to us in recent weeks. We’ve scored lots of goals and haven’t conceded many there, so hopefully that will be the same on Saturday.”

Team News

With the return of a couple of key players, Wanderers are gradually improving their recent injury woes.

Paris Maghoma started for the first time since being sidelined for a period and marked that with a goal on Tuesday and skipper Ricardo Almeida Santos has a healthy amount of minutes under his belt since returning to action.

Ian Evatt explained that Carlos Mendes Gomes is back in training but the boss says he “hasn’t made his mind up yet” as to whether he’ll be involved at the weekend.

Kyle Dempsey remains in the treatment room as he recovers from a back problem and is accompanied by Zac Ashworth who picked up a knock on international duty.

Form guide:

It’s been goals galore for The Addicks in recent weeks since new boss Michael Appleton was appointed at The Valley. This month alone has seen his side net on 15 occasions with an array or firepower at his disposal.

A disappointing result away at Lincoln City on Tuesday night was Appleton’s first taste of defeat at the helm so they’ll be looking to bounce back in front of their home faithful on Saturday afternoon.

After a bumpy start. Charlton are in 13th place and sit five points outside the play-off positions. Overall they have a record of five wins, five defeats and three draws in League One so far.

As for Wanderers, despite a blip against Carlisle, Ian Evatt’s men have continued their pre-international break form with their latest triumph coming in dramatic circumstances on Tuesday night at Wycombe.

Four wins, one draw and one defeat in the last six stands them in good stead ahead of another trip down south this weekend.



Referee: Geoff Eltringham

Assistant Referees: Matthew McGrath and Mark Pottage

Fourth Official: Ruebyn Ricardo


Saturday, 3pm


Pay on the day will be available for Wanderers’ supporters at Charlton Athletic on Saturday

Supporters will need to head for the South Stand Ticket Office when they arrive at The Valley, to purchase their tickets.

Ticket prices will increase on the day by £3.00 for adults and £2.00 for all concessions.


Supporters living outside of the UK can watch the game live via Wanderers TV with a match pass, which can be purchased HERE

Alternatively, UK supporters can listen to live full match commentary on Wanderers TV HERE.


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