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Charlton V Wolverhampton at The Valley : Match Preview

19 Apr 2013 11:01:50

Charlton V Wolverhampton at The Valley : Match Preview

Charlton V Wolverhampton - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.


Same again for Addicks

Charlton could be unchanged again for the visit of Wolves.

Boss Chris Powell has named the same starting line-up for the last two matches, a 6-0 win at Barnsley followed by Tuesday's battling goalless draw at promoted Cardiff.

Defender Leon Cort is close to fitness following a knee injury but, with the Addicks safe from relegation, he is unlikely to be risked.

Midfielder Danny Hollands is the only other player in the treatment room as he continues to recover from a fractured metatarsal.

The Addicks are unbeaten in their last five matches and despite having been looking over their shoulders at the relegation battle for much of the season they are now ninth and six points adrift of the play-off places.

Jamie O'Hara remains suspended as Wolves look to breathe further hope into their bid to avoid relegation.

The midfielder missed Tuesday's morale-boosting 1-0 victory over Hull following his dismissal in last weekend's 3-1 home defeat to Huddersfield. And having seen an appeal against the length of his ban dismissed, he will now serve the second game of a three-match suspension at The Valley.

Influential winger Bakary Sako, who was expected to miss the rest of the season, has made a speedier than anticipated recovery from the hamstring injury sustained in mid-March and could still play a part in Wolves' escape act, although the clash against the Addicks is set to come too soon.

David Davis (ankle), Carl Ikeme (broken hand), Sylvan Ebanks-Blake (broken leg), Dave Edwards (metatarsal) and Razak Boukari (calf) will definitely not play again this season.

Wanderers' midweek triumph took them out of the drop zone on goal difference with three matches remaining in the Championship this term, although they remain central to a congested relegation battle with ninth-placed opponents Charlton still just seven points clear of the bottom three themselves.


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