Darren Pratley has stated that Charlton’s next opponents Fulham are ‘a Premier League team’.
The Addicks head into the game with The Cottagers on an awful run of form, having won just once in their last 16 games. This means that Lee Bowyer’s side have edged towards the drop zone in recent weeks.
There is now just five points between Charlton and the relegation zone and they’ll be aiming to get away from any potential trouble as soon as possible.
On Wednesday, Fulham travel to The Valley, with midfielder Pratley knowing how good the opposition are ahead of the fixture.
Speaking to Charlton’s official website, Pratley said: “They keep the ball for fun, they are a Premier League team.
“It will be a tough game. They have had an extra day’s rest because [they faced Middlesbrough on Friday], they are a very good side. A very, very good side.
“We got a point down at their place and we’re going to have to be at it, but I think our home crowd will help us to try and get something out of it.”
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Pratley will know how important this game is for Charlton as it’s an opportunity for the side to move further away from any relegation trouble.
Fulham seem to be back in-form having stuttered and been inconsistent throughout December. Now they’re full of confidence and playing their stuff with a real spring in their step, even though they are without the injured Aleksandar Mitrovic.
The Cottagers will bring a large away contingent and Charlton will have to be at their very best to keep Fulham out. It looks as though, unless the Addicks can bring in some more players by Wednesday, then Fulham should have the better of them at The Valley.