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The Match: Charlton Athletic

12 December 2014

Look Ahead To Saturday's Game

Charlton Athletic Vs Blackpool
Saturday 13 December 2014
The Valley
With Lee Clark's tenure truly up and running after three points last time out, Blackpool take their three-match unbeaten run to The Valley on Saturday.

The Seasiders moved to within eight points of safety last weekend, and a victory over mid-table Charlton Athletic would continue the positivity around Bloomfield Road.

Charlton started the season in fine form but have stuttered of late, claiming just one victory in their previous seven matches going into the weekend.

Under Bob Peeters The Addicks remain solid however, having picked up a point at Nottingham Forest last time out.

The final away trip before Christmas, Blackpool will target three points to crank up the pressure on their relegation rivals going into the busy festive period.

Team News
Clark will be selecting from the same squad as last weekend, with no new injuries being picked up during the last week.

Gary MacKenzie, José Miguel Cubero, Jacob Mellis and Tom Barkhuizen all remain sidelined with injuries.

Charlton have their own problems in the treatment room, with captain Johnnie Jackson set to miss the clash.

Francis Coquelin has been recalled by Arsenal, meanwhile Charlton are set to be without Stephen Henderson, Rhoys Wiggins, Franck Moussa and Simon Church.

In The Build-Up
Blackpool beat Birmingham 1-0 last weekend, having claimed draws from Rotherham and Bolton previously.

As for Charlton, they drew with Nottingham Forest on Saturday, but were beaten by Ipswich in their last home game a fortnight ago.

Previous Meetings
The two sides last met on the final day of last season, and despite a 3-0 defeat Blackpool's Championship status was confirmed. At The Valley last season the pair played out a goalless draw.

Around The Championship
Wigan travel to Wolves on Saturday, while Brighton meet Millwall on Friday evening.

Elsewhere Rotherham host Nottingham Forest and Birmingham play Reading.

Brighton v Millwall (Friday 19:45)
Middlesbrough v Derby (12:15)
Birmingham v Reading
Bolton v Ipswich
Bournemouth v Cardiff
Brentford v Blackburn
Leeds v Fulham
Norwich v Huddersfield
Rotherham v Nottingham Forest
Sheffield Wednesday v Wolves
Watford v Wigan

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