All the latest Charlton Athletic team news ahead of Sunderland clash
Johnnie Jackson faces the very difficult demand for a trip to the Stadium of Light in his first game at the helm of Charlton Athletic on Saturday.
The Addicks suffered no new injury issues in their 3-2 home loss to Accrington Stanley in midweek, but there are still a few left.
Elliot Lee and Harry Arter did not team up against Stanley with the first (sick) and last (hamstrings) both replaced at Lincoln City last Saturday. Jake Forster-Caskey and Ryan Inniss also remain on longer term absences.
With Nigel Adkins no longer in office, it is possible to bring in players from the cold. A notable name would be George Dobson, a summer rookie for the Black Cats, who has not been on a squad of the day in the club’s last four league outings.
The 23-year-old appears to be one of the Addicks’ best defensive midfielders with only 36-year-old Ben Watson and injured Forster-Caskey able to sit in front of all four defenders. Dobson could well be reinstated in the team for the trip to Wearside without it being yet known what influence Jackson had on the team selection during Adkins’ tenure.
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Traveling supporters will be optimistic. Jackson has the guts to deny Sunderland the three points at home for the first team this season, but it will be a tough game on which to judge his credentials.