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PREVIEW | Charlton v Gillingham

Posted: Sun 16 Apr 2017
Author: Greg Stubley

Look ahead to the Addicks' Easter Monday fixture against Gillingham at The Valley

TeamNews500
There are no fresh concerns for the Addicks ahead of Easter Monday’s clash against Gillingham at The Valley (3pm).

Therefore, boss Karl Robinson will be hoping to name the same side for the third consecutive match.

Nonetheless, Lewis Page (hamstring), Lee Novak (groin), Harry Lennon (groin), Roger Johnson (knee) and Ahmed Kashi (Achilles) remain sidelined.

For the Gills, Bradley Dack returns from suspension, while Chris Herd is in contention for a start, having returned to the substitute bench during Friday’s 3-1 victory over Bristol Rovers following injury.

Scott Wagstaff (Achilles), Bradley Garmston (hamstring) and Aaron Morris (knee) are still absentees for the visitors.


HeadToHead
Charlton and Gillingham have faced each other 29 times, with the Addicks coming out better with 13 wins while the Gills have won only four times against the hosts.

Meanwhile, there have been 12 draws between each sides.

Charlton grabbed a 90th-minute equaliser in the reverse fixture when the two teams met at the Priestfield Stadium in October.

PreMatch
Charlton goalkeeper Declan Rudd: “We’re still not mathematically safe yet, so need to make sure we go out there on Monday [against Gillingham], get a win and finish the season with a bit of momentum.

“The last two games were huge for us, in terms of results, and now we are six points above the relegation zone with three games to go.”

Gillingham Head Coach Ady Pennock: “We’ve got to go to Charlton a get a result there.

“It’s three massive games to go for us now, but we’ve got to professional and take this momentum on to Charlton.

“It’s an ideal game for us, being a local derby and we’re taking over 2,000 fans. If we win and results go our way we’ll hopefully be safe.”

RefWatch
Brett Huxtable will take charge of Monday’s match in SE7.

So far this season, he has overseen 35 games, dishing out 125 yellow cards and four reds.

He will be supported by linesmen Steven Plane and Christopher Kidd. The fourth official will be Aji Ajibola. 

Coverage
Supporters can follow all the build-up to the game on Charlton's official Instagram account, official Twitter account, Facebook page official Snapchat account and on the CAFC Wall.

Live commentary of the clash will be available on the club’s Matchday Live service on CAFC PlayerHD.

Supporters can follow live updates and have your say by using the CAFC Wall. An in-depth match report and full match reaction will be available shortly after the final whistle, while supporters can watch extended, multi-angle highlights on CAFC PlayerHD.

Tickets
Tickets for Monday's match remain on sale.

The match has been classified as an Addicks gold fixture, with ticket prices starting from £20 adults, £17 adult disabled, £15 over 65s, £12 concession disabled, £10 students and under 18s, and £5 under 11s.

Tickets for the match can be purchased in person from the Valley Superstore, from the Ticket Office on the day of the game, by calling 03330 14 44 44 or by going online. Please click here to visit our ticketing website.

CrossbarChallenge
The Charlton Club Crossbar Challenge prize fund will stand at £9,500 on Monday.

The half-time competition, which launched earlier this season, began with a £500 jackpot and rolls over by an additional £500 every time it is not hit.

The challenge is open to jackpot ticket purchasers* and all members of Valley Gold – the sponsors of the event – who will automatically be entered into the draw. They are tasked with striking the crossbar from the edge of the D (22 yards out) in just one shot.

Please click here for more information
on the Crossbar Challenge