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Posted Tue 27 Sep 16

MATCH PREVIEW: Charlton Athletic vs. Oldham Athletic

Oldham Athletic make the long trip to the Valley to face Charlton Athletic tonight (7.45pm kick off).

Athletic fell to a disappointing 0-2 home defeat to Swindon Town on Saturday and were unable to capitalise on a good point against Coventry City the week previous.

Latics came away from the Ricoh Arena last week with a respectable point, drawing 0-0 with Tony Mowbray’s men.

That extended Latics’ clean sheet record to fifth and the manager will be hoping to build on that tonight against Charlton Athletic. 

Stephen Robinson’s men have the second best clean sheet record in the EFL behind Brighton and Hove Albion. 

Charlton Athletic have not started the season as well as they would have hoped. 

The early favourites for promotion after being relegated from the Championship last season have taken 11 points from their first nine games this season.

Russell Slade is the new man in charge of the Addicks, taking over Jose Riga who was sacked at the end of last season.

The experienced manager, who left Cardiff this summer, has strengthened his forward line with the additions of Lee Novak, Nicky Ajose and Josh Magennis. 

Ricky Holmes is also a new signing from Northampton Town and he has proved to be a threat in the opening games of the season.

Latics will need to be wary of the threats Charlton Athletic pose but the manager has a fully fit squad to choose from tonight.

However, the gaffer has already hinted at changes from Saturday’s defeat against Swindon Town. 

Cameron Dummigan could be in line for his full debut since making the permanent move to Latics on transfer deadline day.

Ousmane Fane could return to the starting 11 whilst Ryan McLaughlin has impressed in training and could start. 

Charlton Athletic have no new injury worries ahead of the game. 

Speaking about the game, manager Robinson said: “Charlton are a big club with a history, budget and fan base to match that so the budget dictates people’s expectations really. 

"They are up there and they have a squad which should be challenging up there. They have players which I looked at but couldn’t afford so we’re looking in the same players but they are a good team. 

“I watched them against Scunthorpe on Tuesday night and there wasn’t much between the two sides and Scunthorpe are right at the top of the table so it will be a tough game. 

"It’s going to be a tough game but we’re confident of putting in a good performance. I’m expecting a big reaction from the players on the back of our game on Saturday.”

April 2012 - Sky Bet League One
Oldham Athletic 0-1 Charlton Athletic

Saturday, September 24 - Sky Bet League One
Oxford City 1-1 Charlton Athletic

Saturday, September 24 - Sky Bet League One
Oldham Athletic 0-2 Charlton Athletic

Josh Law/Darius Osei (2) - Johnnie Jackson (3)

Josh Magennis - The striker, who was a target of Stephen Robinson’s this summer, made the move to Charlton Athletic from Kilmarnock. Magennis represented Northern Ireland this summer at Euro 2016 and has netted once this season. A strong and powerful striker, he can be a threat if allowed space. 

Charlton Athletic: 4/5 Draw: 5/2 Oldham Athletic: 18/5

Sky Bet have installed Charlton Athletic as favourites for tomorrow afternoon’s clash. 

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