All the latest Charlton Athletic team news ahead of Burton Albion clash
Charlton Athletic will travel to Burton Albion on Saturday with the aim of continuing their comeback in League One form in the last few matches and start working their way up the ranks.
The Addicks had only managed to secure two wins in their first 13 Ligue 1 games and after a 3-2 home loss to Accrington Stanley, the decision was finally made to replace Nigel Adkins.
Johnnie Jackson became Charlton’s interim manager and he began to produce immediate improvement in results. The Addicks clinched a shock 1-0 victory at Sunderland in their first game at the helm in what was a much needed boost for everyone concerned with the club.
A categorical 4-0 win over the other Doncaster Rovers fighters followed for the Addicks before holding Rotherham United, continuing promotion, to a 1-1 draw at Valley in their last league outing.
Seven out of three points for Jackson have placed themselves in a decent position to secure the job on a more permanent basis and he’s made it clear that he would like the full-time job.
Charlton suffered their first loss under Jackson in the EFL Trophy to Leyton Orient midweek, but it shouldn’t be too hard for them to bounce back.
Against Burton, the goal for Jackson will be for his team to try to maintain their league form under his leadership and continue to move up the standings.
However, Burton will be looking to regain his form after suffering back-to-back League One defeats.
Ahead of the game, Charlton has a number of issues to work out in terms of the squad he can field. This comes with injury issues to contend with as well as international appeals.
Regarding those international calls, Chris Gunter and Conor Washington will both be unavailable for the Addicks for the trip to Burton. This comes from the fact that the pair were selected for the Wales and Northern Ireland teams respectively.
However, the lack of a summons for Harry Arter by the Republic of Ireland means they will have to finish this game on Saturday.
The Addicks also have two long-term injury absentees who obviously won’t be back in action for their trip to Burton Albion this weekend. Ryan Inniss is continuing his recovery and will be put out of action for a long time, while Sam Lavelle is away for a period as well as having undergone surgery on a groin injury he sustained in Sunderland.
Jackson also confirmed to London News Online ahead of the match that Burton’s shock could come too soon both for Jonathan Leko, who recently passed away with a hip problem, and also for Adam Matthews who suffers from a calf problem. .
Charlton’s last concern on the injury front ahead of Burton’s game is Pape Sourae. It comes from the defender suffering a slight hamstring injury against Leyton Orient, and Jackson has confirmed to media that this is something they are watching ahead of the game.