TEAM NEWS | Jonny Williams returns to the starting lineup at Deepdale

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Jonny Williams will return to the starting lineup for today’s game against Preston North End.

The attacking midfielder hasn’t started a game for the Addicks since limping off in Charlton’s 3-0 win over Derby County in October.

Fans supporting the club from abroad can watch the game on Valley Pass and the Valley Pass app. Fans in the UK can listen to the game in the company of Charlton commentators Greg Stubley and Terry Smith. Click here for more information.

Williams is the only change from the Addicks' team that drew with West Bromwich Albion last week. The Wales international replaces Conor Gallagher who was recalled from his loan with the club by Chelsea during the week.

There is also a place on the bench for Erhun Oztumer, who hasn’t featured, through injury, since the Addicks played Sheffield Wednesday in November.

Charlton are expected to play the same 3-5-2 formation with Dillon Phillips starting in goal and the defensive trio of Tom Lockyer, Deji Oshilaja and Naby Sarr in front of him.

Adam Matthews and Alfie Doughty will again operate as wingbacks with Darren Pratley and Ben Dempsey manning the midfield. 

Williams is likely to play behind the front two of Josh Davison and Andre Green, starting against the club he was on loan at earlier in the season.

The versatility of Williams and Green means the Addicks could move to a 5-4-1 during the game.

Oztumer is joined on the bench by Ashley Maynard-Brewer, Jason Pearce, Ben Purrington, Albie Morgan and Tomer Hemed.

Charlton: Phillips; Lockyer, Oshilaja, Sarr; Matthews, Pratley, Williams, Dempsey, Doughty; Green, Davison

Substitutes: Maynard-Brewer, Pearce, Purrington, Mogan, Oztumer, Hemed

Fans supporting the club from abroad can watch the game on Valley Pass and the Valley Pass app. Fans in the UK can listen to the game in the company of Charlton commentators Greg Stubley and Terry Smith. Click here for more information.

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