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All the latest Charlton Athletic team news ahead of this weekend’s clash with Northampton



Charlton Athletic will look to make it three straight league wins on Saturday afternoon, when they travel to take on Northampton.

Lee Bowyer’s side have already picked up 1-0 wins at home to Wigan and away at Blackpool this week, and victory on Saturday could make it the perfect seven days for the Addicks.

Those results mean that Charlton go into the game 11th in the table, three points off the play-offs places, meaning a win over the Cobblers could put them into the mix for early-season play-off contention.

But what sort of team will Bowyer be able to call upon for that trip to the East Midlands this weekend?

Here, we take a look at all the latest team news coming out of The Valley ahead of that match.

Jason Pearce

One player that Charlton will be unable to call upon on Saturday is captain Jason Pearce.

The centre back has yet to make a single appearance for the Addicks this season due to a knee injury, and that problem will once again keep him out of action on Saturday.

Deji Oshilaja

Pearce is not the only centre back that Charlton will have to do without at Northampton on Saturday, is Oshilaja.

Having been an ever-present for the Addicks during the opening exchanges of the season, Oshilaja was absent from those wins over the past few days, with Bowyer having confirmed prior to this week that the defender will miss a number of weeks with a foot problem, meaning he will not be available here.

Alex Gilbey

There has been some positive news with regards to Alex Gilbey for Charlton this week, although Saturday’s game will still come too soon for the midfielder.

Gilbey has now been given the all clear after an Achilles injury that has kept him on the sidelines since the defeat to Doncaster on the 19th September.

The 25-year-old will now begin his recovery process as he aims to get back to full fitness, with his that not set to come in time for the trip to Sixfields.

Ben Purrington

It isn’t just injuries that will cause selection headaches for Lee Bowyer this weekend.

The Charlton boss will also be a man down on his options on the left-hand side of his defence, with Purrington unavailable due to suspension.

Having been sent off for two bookable offences during the Addicks’ win at Blackpool on Tuesday, Purrington serves a one-match ban on Saturday afternoon, ruling him out of the trip to Northampton.

Marcus Maddison

One boost Charlton could be handed for this weekend, comes in the form of a potential return for Marcus Maddison.

The summer signing suffered an ankle injury in the win over Wigan which kept him out of the trip to Blackpool in midweek.

It could now be a relatively swift return to action for the attacker, with Maddison having returned to training this week, meaning he is now in contention to be part of the travelling squad on Saturday.

UCLan Sports Journalism graduate, been writing for Football League World since March 2019. I've previously worked for the likes of Blackburn Rovers and Opta, among others.

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