Charlton V Milton Keynes Dons at The Valley : Match Preview

03 April 2017 04:34

Defender Jason Pearce could feature against MK Dons

Jason Pearce could return to the Charlton defence for the visit of MK Dons.

Pearce has not played since sustaining a groin injury against Bradford in December, but he was an unused substitute at Peterborough on Saturday.

Fellow defender Chris Solly is also close to a comeback after a calf problem.

But Ezri Konsa, Lewis Page, Roger Johnson, Harry Lennon and Ahmed Kashi are still out injured.

George Williams will sit out the game at The Valley after his red card on Saturday.

The MK Dons defender has started every match since Robbie Neilson's appointment in December - the only member of the squad to do so - but his last-minute dismissal in the thrilling 3-2 home win over Gillingham means he is suspended.

Paul Downing is expected to come into the side and partner Joe Walsh at centre-half in Williams' absence.

A back injury saw goalkeeper David Martin withdrawn from the team shortly before kick-off on Saturday, and if he has not recovered then Lee Nicholls will continue between the posts.

Source: PAR