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Charlton v Posh | Match Preview

A look ahead to Tuesday night's game.

21 August 2018

Posh continue their Sky Bet League One campaign at the Valley against Charlton Athletic.

Peterborough United travel to the Valley this evening to face Charlton Athletic in Sky Bet League One action (7.45pm) looking to make it four league wins from four following victories against Bristol Rovers, Rochdale and Luton Town.

The Addicks go into this encounter off the back of a 1-1 draw at Accrington Stanley but despite an indifferent start, Lee Bowyer’s men are still among the favourites to clinch promotion from League One at the end of the campaign.

TEAM NEWS

Boss Steve Evans hinted in his pre-match press conference that he will freshen up his starting line-up with midfielders Mark O’Hara and Siriki Dembele both under consideration after being replaced in the second half on Saturday. Both missed training ahead of the game with knocks.

Charlton could make changes following the 1-1 draw with Accrington but could include former Posh striker Nicky Ajose in attack.

MANAGER QUOTES

“Charlton are a good side and in Lee Bowyer, they have a manager that I have a lot of time for. He was an excellent player and he has the opportunity to lead a good football club. We will probably look to make changes, but we will keep that under our hat. We will go there and try and win the game, that is our mentality,” Evans said.

FROM THE OPPOSITION

“It’ll be another physical game They’re a very, very big side and they’re very dangerous at set-plays. They’ve scored a couple of goals from them already and they like to put crosses into the box. One of their midfielders arrives late in the box, so they have done well so far. Everyone wants to get off to a good start and they have done.

“I’m disappointed that we have only got four points, I think we should have at least seven. We should have won on Saturday. Peterborough are on nine but I don’t see why we can’t, with our own crowd behind us, go and win the game,” Charlton boss Lee Bowyer said.

TICKET NEWS

Tickets went off sale at 12pm on Tuesday but the game is not all-ticket and fans can purchase tickets at the Valley. A total of 420 were sold in advance.

MAN IN THE MIDDLE

James Linnington will be the match referee.


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