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Match Preview: Charlton v Pompey

All you need to know about League One contest

23 February 2024

Match Previews

Match Preview: Charlton v Pompey

All you need to know about League One contest

23 February 2024

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Pompey’s hunt for promotion takes them on the road, with a relatively short trip to face Charlton on Saturday (3pm kick-off).

John Mousinho’s men will be looking to protect the six-point advantage they hold at the top of the League One standings.

Their opponents would no doubt have been aiming for a similar scenario when the season began, but instead find themselves in a battle to remain in the division.

The Addicks are currently one place – and a single point – above the drop zone, with the two sides immediately below them both having two games in hand.

Former Luton and Southampton boss Nathan Jones is the third man who has been entrusted with ensuring they climb the table this term.

Dean Holden became the first EFL manager of the campaign to lose his job all the way back in August, with Michael Appleton following him out the door in January.

Charlton have not won any of Jones’ first three games at the helm, but they drew the past two – including last Saturday’s 3-3 draw at high-flying Bolton.

It looked like Pompey would end their cursed run of Fratton form against the Londoners in November, only to concede a stoppage-time equaliser in a 2-2 draw.

They have a better recent record at The Valley, although did lose 3-0 – and saw Marlon Pack sent off – in last season’s capital contest.

Pompey should have Myles Peart-Harris available again following a thigh problem, but Saturday’s game comes too soon for Zak Swanson (groin).

Tino Anjorin (hamstring), Terry Devlin (shoulder), Josh Dockerill (knee), Tom McIntyre (ankle), Joe Morrell (knee), Regan Poole (knee), Alex Robertson (hamstring) and Ben Stevenson (knee) are still sidelined.

Michael Hector, Miles Leaburn and Kayne Ramsay are all absent for the home side with hamstring issues.

Read the thoughts of John Mousinho and Conor Shaughnessy ahead of the game.

Pompey: 46 wins
Charlton: 40 wins
29 draws

On the road
Pompey: 19 wins
Charlton: 21 wins
17 draws

Pompey fans have snapped up the full allocation, so please do not travel if you do not have a ticket.

If you are expecting tickets in the post and they have not arrived, please email by 4pm on Friday.

Supporters collecting tickets at The Valley should visit the South Stand ticket office and will need to bring ID.

Domestic iFollow subscribers can listen to live commentary from Andrew Moon and Guy Whittingham by signing into their account and visiting the match centre from around 2pm on Saturday.

Overseas subscribers and match pass holders can watch all the action live, with replays and accompanying commentary.

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We will have key updates throughout the game on Twitter and a detailed blog via the match centre.

There will be post-match reaction on the website and our official YouTube channel, with highlights to follow on Sunday.

Local listeners can hear commentary by tuning in to either BBC Radio Solent or Express FM (not available online).

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