Charlton V Bristol City at The Valley : Match Preview

03 May 2013 12:31
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Late tests for Addicks duo

Charlton will check on Johnnie Jackson and Andy Hughes ahead of the visit of Bristol City.

Skipper Jackson and fellow midfielder Hughes missed last weekend's 2-2 draw at Middlesbrough after tweaking their hamstrings against Wolves the week before, but the injuries are not serious.

Defender Leon Cort remains doubtful with knee trouble but boss Chris Powell has no new injury concerns.

Powell admits he may make one or two changes and add a youngster or two to the bench for the final game of the season.

Rookie striker Michael Smith scored four for the reserves in midweek so he could be involved.

The Addicks have won their last three home games and are guaranteed a top-half finish in their first season back in the Championship.

Bristol City head coach Sean O'Driscoll is waiting on a number of players as they bid farewell to the npower Championship.

Right-back Brendan Moloney is touch and go with his hamstring injury and will be assessed ahead of kick-off along with striker Steven Davies and Jon Stead, while goalkeepers Dean Gerken and Tom Heaton are both `struggling a little bit' according to the Robins chief.

Meanwhile O'Driscoll has confirmed three youngsters are vying for starts having returned from loan spells.

Wes Burns, Bobby Reid and Joe Bryan, who were borrowed by Forest Green, Oldham and Plymouth respectively, will be included in the squad.

City, without a win since March 9, will look to end their six-year stay at this level on a high against Chris Powell's men.

Source: PA