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PREVIEW | Rochdale v Charlton

Posted: Fri 17 Feb 2017
Author: George Jones

Read up on team news, the match officials, history and more ahead of Saturday's game against Rochdale

TeamNews500
Lewis Page is back in contention after overcoming a knock. The full-back had been suspended before that.

Fredrik Ulvestad is edging closer to returning to training, following a thigh injury, but Harry Lennon, Roger Johnson and Jason Pearce remain sidelined, as does Ahmed Kashi.

Nathan Byrne will serve the final match of his three-game ban.


HeadToHead
Charlton and Rochdale have faced each other 13 times in the past. The Addicks have won on eight occasions, with Dale coming out on top three times. There have also been two draws.

Last time the two sides met at Spotland, Danny Hollands netted a double and Rhoys Wiggins also scored as the Addicks earned a 3-2 victory.

PreMatch
Rochdale Manager Keith Hill: “Where I’m going now and what I’m trying to achieve is making sure that we stay very close to the chasing pack, or the pack, while I’ve got players coming back from injury, and that’s our intention as a football club. When you consider our end of season form last season and where we are now, then I think we’re 10 points in front of where we were last season.”

Charlton Manager Karl Robinson: “Rochdale are a very good side. Keith has been there for a long time, with a gap in between, and they have got some really good players in their group that lots of clubs in this league would like to have. They’re young, they’re energetic and they play off a good structure. We need to worry about ourselves and there could be a change in shape from us.”

RefWatch
Scott Duncan will officiate Saturday’s League One encounter.

So far this season, he has overseen 24 matches where he has brandished 79 yellow cards and nine reds.

He last refereed Charlton for our home fixture against Ipswich Town in November 2015.

He will be supported by linesmen Jonathan Hunt and Billy Smallwood and fourth official Graham Salisbury.

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 will be on sale on the day of the match from Spotland. They are priced at £22 adults, £16 over 65s and under 22s, and £5 under 17s.