There is a crucial game taking place at the wrong end of the Championship table this evening, as Charlton Athletic play host to MK Dons.
The latter are clear of the relegation zone by just three points as a rejuvenated Rotherham closed the gap, meanwhile the Addicks gave themselves a glimmer of hope for survival at the weekend with an impressive away win at Brentford.
With this match holding real significant for both sides, FLW looks at THREE factors that could prove decisive in the outcome of this encounter….
1) The Charlton defence
The Addicks backline have leaked goals for fun in the Championship this season, conceding a league-high total of 66 goals.
This will give MK Dons real hope, because even if they do concede a goal or two at The Valley tonight, they will know there is still a chance they may be able to get themselves back in the game.
2) Josh Murphy
The Norwich loanee has impressed during stint at Stadium:MK so far this season, being the club’s top goalscorer and providing a constant threat from out wide.
His six goals so far has proved crucial for a side who are scoring less than a goal a game this season.
If the Dons are going to take advantage of Charlton’s leaky defence this evening, Murphy may need to play a prominent role in his side’s attacking threat.
3) Yaya Sanogo
The Arsenal loan man has his a real job on his hands to save his temporary side from relegation, and that includes this evening.
His hat-trick in the defeat to Reading highlighted his prowess at Championship level and the Dons defence will need to watch him carefully.
If Sanogo can bag a few goals tonight in a Charlton victory he will enter the climatic stage of the season full of confidence, and give his side a glimmer of hope that they can make a great escape outside of the Championship drop zone.