Charlton Athletic visit the Wham Stadium tomorrow in Sky Bet League One, Stanley’s second home game of the 2018/19 campaign.
Tomorrow will see the first ever league meeting between the Reds and Charlton, with John Coleman’s side becoming the Addicks’ 102nd different league opponent.
Stanley and Charlton have faced each other twice previously, both times in the 1923/24 FA Cup, the South London side winning a replay 1-0 after a goalless draw in East Lancashire the week before.
The Reds have conceded six goals in their last three league games, as many as had been conceded in the previous 15 matches, and manager Coleman has increased his defensive options with the signing of Nick Anderton on loan from Blackpool.
The Addicks have not won on any of the last five occasions they have faced a new league opponents for the very first time, drawing three times and losing twice.
Charlton have lost each of their last three League One away games (including the play-offs). The last time they lost four successive away trips was in April 2017.
Addicks striker Lyle Taylor has scored in both of his opening two league games for Charlton, he hasn’t scored in three successive league matches since December 2017 for AFC Wimbledon.
Tickets on the day will only be available to purchase by Stanley supporters.
Visiting fans are required to have bought their tickets from Charlton before travelling to the Wham Stadium.
- £20 Adults
- £15 Concessions
- £10 12-17
- £5 Under 12 (*U12s must be accompanied by an adult)
John Coleman is hoping that Sean McConville and Sam Finley will have recovered from slight knocks picked up in the Carabao Cup midweek.
“The lads have picked themselves up and are ready to go again,” said Coleman after Stanley’s defeat against Mansfield on Tuesday.
“Charlton are a good side, they have good players, but we are the same and we will formulate a plan to try and beat them.”
Addicks manager Lee Bowyer made 10 changes for their 3-0 Carabao Cup defeat at MK Dons, and is expected to make a host of changes to his side.
Bowyer will be without Jake Forster-Caskey, who will miss the rest of the season after suffering a knee injury in training. Billy Clarke, Igor Vetokele, Jason Pearce, Tariqe Fosu and Ben Reeves are also injured.
“[Stanley] are a well organised team and they know their jobs in and out of possession,” Bowyer told Charlton’s official website. “They’re a hard working team from front to back and they look to play when they can.
“It’s going to be a very tough game and we are definitely going to go there and show them the respect they deserve.”
Referee – Ross Joyce
Assistant Referee 1 – Kevin Mulraine
Assistant Referee 2 – Gareth Mellor
Fourth Official – Brian Parry