We face Charlton for the first time since the infamous playoff heartbreak at Wembley way back in 2019, with the squad looking significantly different to last time. Since then, we've had a change of managers and Charlton have fell straight through the Championship trapdoor back to League 1.
GK: Lee Burge. Following another clean sheet, the man between the sticks will be more confident and therefore hopefully more reliable.
RWB: Luke O’Nien. Mr. Consistent on the right, he’ll be hoping to make an impact in both attack and defence.
CB: Jordan Willis. Like O’Nien, Willis always puts in a solid effort without really standing out. He’s become an important cog in the system.
CB: Bailey Wright. A highly influential figure, the Aussie international has such presence on the pitch and is always reliable.
CB: Tom Flanagan. The back line is extremely settled at the moment, and we’ve seen the best of Flanagan in recent weeks.
LWB: Denver Hume. The lad’s been our main attacking outlet this season, and he’ll be wanting to bomb forward again at the weekend.
CM: Grant Leadbitter. Since his recent resurgence, Grant has looked like the player we thought we signed initially. He’s clearly a cut above when at his best, and currently it’s just a matter of keeping him fit.
CM: Josh Scowen. Despite Max Power returning to mid-week training, off the field issues mean Scowen could retain his place. Dobson’s obviously still suspended so Scowen could benefit from another start.
LW: Aiden O’Brien. With Maguire a doubt for the Charlton game, O’Brien could come back into the team playing off the left and will be determined to make more of an impact.
RW: Lynden Gooch. When Maguire isn’t in the team, the onus is on the American to provide creativity as well as the usual energy levels.
ST: Will Grigg. Arguably the most contentious position in the team, no striker has managed to impress Phil Parkinson as of yet. We could do with Grigg’s goal scoring ability against a leaky Charlton defence.