Charlton Athletic squad news and predict XI to face Exeter City with striker closing in on first team return

Charlton Athletic host Exeter City in League One tonight.

The Addicks have struggled for form in the league so far this season.

They sit in 18th and have been winless in the third tier since August. Ben Garner’s side will no doubt be looking to improve in the final third, finding the net five times in their previous five matches.

With seven points from their last five games, Exeter City have enjoyed a strong start to life in their first season in League One for 10 years. The Devonshire club will surely be looking to continue their momentum despite the recent departure of manager Matty Taylor to become manager of Rotherham United.

A win for Charlton Athletic would potentially see them climb to 11th place, while Exeter City could qualify for the play-offs if they pick up all three points.

Charlton Athletic Team News

Forward Chuks Aneke is still unavailable after suffering a calf injury in a pre-season friendly against Welling United but returned to full training.

Diallang Jaiyesimi is doubtful, landing a ankle injury in the EFL Trophy against Colchester United last week. Aaron Henry is currently on the road to recovery from a recent knee injury.

Predicted XI (4-4-2)

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It was a disappointing start to life at The Valley for Garner, with the Addicks lacking creativity in the final third due to the lack of any real consistent scorers currently on the team.

Charlton Athletic are still in a period of transition, with the former town of Swindon bringing in a number of players who are not yet properly settled.

Youngster Jesuran Rak-Sakyi has been an important creative outlet so far and could prove to be the difference against an Exeter City side that will undoubtedly challenge the opposition.

The game will start at 7:45 p.m. tonight.

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