TEAM NEWS | Two changes as Solly and Purrington start against Derby County

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Charlton Manager Lee Bowyer has made two changes from the side that rallied from 2-1 down to beat Bristol City on Boxing Day.

Chris Solly and Ben Purrington come back into the side for this evening’s game at Derby County with Adam Matthews and Lyle Taylor, who is rested after just returning to the side following 13 weeks out with injury, moving to the bench.

This evening's game is live on Sky Sports Football and fans can listen to Charlton commentary on Valley Pass and on the Valley Pass app. Because the game has been selected for international broadcast the club is only allowed to live stream the game in certain countries. Click here for more and to find out how to purchase Valley Pass.

Charlton are unbeaten in three games and the line-up announced leaves a bit of mystery for Derby around the formation that the players will be deployed in.

If Bowyer opts for the 3-5-2 formation that has worked so well in recent weeks then Tom Lockyer, Darren Pratley and Naby Sarr will start in a defensive three ahead of ever-present Dillon Phillips.

Chris Solly and Ben Purrington are expected to operate as wing backs with Deji Oshilaja, Conor Gallagher and Albie Morgan in midfield together as they were against Bristol City.

It could mean Boxing Day hero Alfie Doughty starts up front alongside the Man-of-the-Match on that day, Macauley Bonne.

If Bowyer opts for a 5-4-1 formation then Doughty would likely operate on the left of midfield with Morgan on the right and Bonne up front on his own. 

Taylor and Matthews are joined on the substitutes bench by Ashley Maynard-Brewer, Jason Pearce, Joe Ledley, Ben Dempsey and Josh Davison.

Charlton: Phillips; Lockyer, Pratley, Sarr; Solly (C), Gallagher, Oshilaja, Morgan, Purrington; Doughty, Bonne

Substitutes: Maynard-Brewer, Matthews, Pearce, Dempsey, Ledley, Taylor, Davison

This evening's game is live on Sky and fans can listen to Charlton commentary on Valley Pass and on the Valley Pass app. Because the game has been selected for international broadcast the club is only allowed to live stream the game in certain countries. Click here for more and to find out how to purchase Valley Pass.

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