MATCH PREVIEW | Charlton v Coventry City

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Charlton could climb into the play-off places and rise as high as fourth in the Sky Bet League One table when we host Coventry City at The Valley on Saturday (3pm).

The Addicks come into the match on the back of a 5-3 loss at Scunthorpe on Tuesday night and will be looking to get back to winning ways against the Sky Blues.

Lyle Taylor netted his sixth goal of the season, whilst Joe Aribo’s brace added to the scoreline to see Charlton score two or more goals for the seventh consecutive match.

Saturdays opponents, Coventry, come into the game without a win in three, having fallen to defeat against league leaders Portsmouth on Tuesday. The newly-promoted side currently sit 14th in the Sky Bet League One table, having recorded victories against Barnsley and Oxford United this season.

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Lee Bowyer confirmed that Billy Clarke has returned to ‘contact’ training this week but will not be available for the match against Coventry and could remain out of the side for a few more weeks.

Krystian Bielik and Jamie Ward could feature after recovering from injuries but Patrick Bauer and Jake Forster-Caskey remain sidelined.

Lewis Page is unavailable after picking up a groin injury against Scunthorpe in the week, while Darren Pratley will serve a one-match ban having picked up five yellow cards.

For Coventry, Jodi Jones is unlikely to play after starting for their U23 side against Birmingham City on Wednesday. Conor Chaplin is likely to return to the line-up after missing the match against Portsmouth. Defender Dom Hyam is also a doubt.

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Tickets for Saturday’s home game remain on sale and prices start at:

Adult: £18

Over 65: £14

U21: £14

Adult ambulant disabled: £16

Over 65 ambulant disabled: £12

U21 ambulant disabled: £12

U18: £7

U11: £3

Tickets can be purchased online by clicking here or by calling 03330 14 44 44 up until 1pm on Saturday. They will remain on sale in person from The Valley right up until kick-off.

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Charlton manager Lee Bowyer: “No team wants to go and not win the game after you’ve just lost. I know I’m going to get the reaction I want on Saturday. I have winners in there and I know it’s hurt them as much as it’s hurt me and everybody to do with the football club.”

Coventry manager Mark Robins: “Charlton have lost 5-3 at Scunthorpe so they will have a few questions to answer themselves, and it’s another big game. It’s a good one to have."

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Charlton and Coventry have played each other 37 times in the past and first met in 1926, a Division 3 match-up.

The Addicks have beaten the Sky Blues 11 times, with Coventry winning on 13 occasions. There have also been 13 draws.

The last time we faced Coventry at The Valley, goals from Ricky Holmes, Ademola Lookman and Josh Magennis saw Charlton come out victorious.

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For 2018/19's match previews, we will be dipping into the Valley Pass archive to look back on a previous encounter against Charlton's opponents. This time, we look back to May 2008 when Chris Powell signed off his Charlton career by scoring in front of the Covered End.

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Ben Toner will take charge of Saturday’s game at The Valley.

So far this season, Toner has refereed eight games, brandishing six yellow cards and awarding two penalties.

Toner last officiated The Addicks last season in a 4-0 away win at Northampton Town in Sky Bet League One.

He will be supported by Carl Fitch-Jackson and Andrew Laver and fourth official Anthony Da Costa

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Josh Cullen is the star of Saturday's matchday programme. The midfielder opens up about his start to life at Charlton and how, when he joined the club, he was able to link up with a number of familiar faces.

Saturday's edition of Valley Review is priced at £3 and can be purchased from in and around The Valley.

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The North Stand’s free entry supporters’ bar will be open as usual, with its doors opening from 12pm.

All season ticket holders and Charlton fans with match tickets are welcome to visit the Fans’ Bar before and after the game and supporters can purchase food and drinks in there.

On Saturday, the Fans’ Bar will be showing the early kick-off between Leeds United and Brentford and late kick-off between Manchester United and Newcastle United.

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Saturday's Family Activity Zone will be open between 1.15pm and 2.30pm, giving youngsters the chance to warm up for the game by playing FIFA, pool and table tennis.

Outside, youngsters can play in the FAZ’s football cage and practice their football shooting skills with the Community Trust’s inflatable target game.

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On the East Street menu for Saturday is lasagne, served with a baby leaf salad and chips.

A jumbo sausage and fried onions, served in a sub roll, will also be on sale, as is macaroni cheese and sausage rolls with HP sauce.

Portions of chips will be on sale too and, as a sweeter option, muffins and jam doughnuts will be available amongst other things.

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

Live commentary of the clash will be available on Valley Pass exclusively for subscribers. Please click here for more information on how you can subscribe to Valley Pass and how you can purchase a 48-hour matchday pass, which is priced at just £4.

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To view Saturday's matchday timetable, please see below.

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Fans are also advised to arrive at The Valley in good time, and to plan their journeys in advance, in order to avoid long queues when buying tickets and entering the ground. Searches will be taking place at the turnstiles due to heightened security in the capital at this time.

All EFL clubs have been provided with the below information.

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