Charlton Athletic will be hoping they can keep their play-off hopes alive in League One, when they return to action on Tuesday evening.
The Addicks are set to take on Lincoln City at The Valley, in what is likely to be a tricky test for Nigel Adkins’ side, with the Imps currently sat fourth in the third-tier standings heading into their final two matches of this year’s campaign.
Charlton are sat eighth in the League One table, and find themselves four points adrift of sixth-placed Portsmouth heading into this one, and will know that they simply have to pick up three points if they’re to stand a chance of taking their push for a play-off spot into the final day of the 2020/21 season.
Adkins’ side were forced to settle for a point in their most recent fixture, as Chuks Aneke rescued a late point for his side against Accrington Stanley.
It seems unlikely that Adkins will make too many changes to his team for the clash against Lincoln City on Tuesday, with his side in desperate need of three points from this tricky clash.
Diallang Jaiyesimi is expected to miss the clash with the Imps with a hamstring problem that has kept him out of action recently, but Ben Watson could return to the matchday squad, after sitting out their draw with Accrington Stanley.
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Ben Amos is out-of-contract in the summer, but is likely to retain his spot in between the posts for Adkins’ side, whilst the likes of Jason Pearce, Ryan Innis and Akin Famewo have been regular in recent weeks under his management, and that’s expected to remain the case heading into this game.
Darren Pratley, Jake Forster-Caskey and Alex Gilbey have formed a strong partnership in the centre of midfield in recent weeks, although they’ll face competition for their starting spot from the likes of Andrew Shinnie and Albie Morgan against the Imps, with both players coming off the substitutes bench in the draw with Accrington Stanley.
Chuks Aneke is likely to be pushing for a spot in the starting XI against Michael Appleton’s side, with the forward stepping off the substitutes bench and scoring the equaliser for the Addicks at the weekend. He’ll be hoping he can replace one of Jayden Stockley or Conor Washington in the starting XI for this one, and will be keen to continue to repay Adkins’ faith in him.