MATCH PREVIEW | Charlton v Sheffield Wednesday

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Take an in depth look ahead to Saturday’s fixture against Sheffield Wednesday at The Valley (12.30pm).

The Addicks will be taking on the Owls this weekend hoping to end a winless run of six games. Injuries have frustrated Lee Bowyer’s side in recent weeks with at least 12 players unavailable for selection. 

Wednesday themselves are on a winless run of games, totalling five, seeing them slip from third down to tenth in the Championship. 

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The Addicks continue to be light on fit bodies and Conor Gallagher's fifth yellow card see’s him suspended from this weekend's contest. Erhun Oztumer is the only player of those injured that could possibly play. 

Deji Oshilaja is still struggling following last weekend's match against Cardiff City and Beram Kayal is still out of contention having picked up an injury on international duty. 

Other players unavailable for the Addicks are Jake Forster-Caskey, Ben Amos, Tomer Hemed, Jonny Williams, Sam Field and Lyle Taylor, who is being eased back into training. 

For Sheffield Wednesday, goalkeeper Kieren Westwood is expected to be dropped having been ruled out in midweek due to a shoulder injury and due in part to a number of mistakes he has made, according to Owls boss Gary Monk. 

Right-back Liam Palmer will also be missing for Wednesday after picking up a red card during their 2-1 defeat to West Bromwich Albion, as will fellow defender Julian Borner who has been handed a one-match suspension following his fifth yellow card. 

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Charlton boss Lee Bowyer: “I know that on Saturday, the fans are going to play a massive part like they did last weekend at home against Cardiff. They knew it was going to be tough for us against a good Cardiff side, but they played their part in us getting a valuable point. 

"Every point is tough in this division. No one has got any given right to take three points. We’re going to keep trying to do that and we will get there, I have no doubt about that."

Sheffield Wednesday player Massimo Luongo: “I haven't played there in a long time, but it's always a tough place to go.

"They're doing alright, they're on the same wavelength as us. It will be a tough game.”

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Charlton and Sheffield Wednesday have battled it out 56 times with the Addicks coming out on top on 20 occasions, drawing 15 and losing 21. The last time Charlton beat the Owls was back in November 2015 when goals from Johnnie Jackson, Simon Makienok and Reza Ghoochannejhad helped the Addicks cruise to a 3-1 victory at The Valley. 

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Tim Robinson will be the man in the middle of the pitch on Saturday afternoon. Robinson has officiated 11 Championship games this season, handing out 30 yellow cards and one red. Robinson was in charge of the game at The Valley in August when Charlton beat Brentford 1-0. 

Robinson will be joined by assistant referees Adrian Waters and Mark Jones, with James Linington being the Fourth Official. 

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Supporters purchasing concession tickets should be aware that ID checks will be in place for those who may appear close to, or outside, the relevant age groups. Appropriate identification includes a driving license, passport or any other photographic ID that shows date of birth. The club will also accept a copy/photograph of these documents provided the date of birth is clearly legible.

Supporters are advised to get to the ground early to avoid queuing to get into the ground. Supporters are also asked to not bring bags, if possible, to help speed up the bag search process.

A 'print at home' option is available, or tickets can be scanned from mobile devices. Tickets are available from the stadium on the day, but supporters should note that a £3 increase on adult, over 65s and U21 tickets kick in 2 hours before kick off.

Supporters also travelling using the Valley Express service should be aware of the updated pick-up times due to the re-scheduled kick-off.

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Half-season tickets are available now from just £170, click here to purchase.

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

Live commentary of the clash - presented by ITRM - 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.

Meanwhile, the game will be broadcast on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football.

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