English League Championship

  • Sky Bet Ch'ship
  • 29 Dec 2012
  • KO 15:00
  • Ground: The Valley
Home team Score Away team

Charlton Athletic

1-1

Derby County

Danny Haynes 19
Jamie Ward 72 (pen)

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Friday 28th December 2012 10:43

Lawrie Wilson: Set to return for Charlton

Lawrie Wilson: Set to return for Charlton

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Chris Powell could make changes to his flagging Charlton side for Saturday's Championship clash with Derby at The Valley.

Charlton lost 2-1 to Ipswich on Boxing Day, their third defeat on the bounce and fifth game without a win. Powell wants a response from his players and he looks set to recall midfielder Lawrie Wilson, who was suspended for the match against the Tractor Boys.

Experienced striker Ricardo Fuller has been struggling with a hamstring injury and his game time will be limited until he is back to full fitness. The Jamaican managed 81 minutes on Boxing Day but could start on the bench against the Rams.

Goalkeeper Ben Hamer should shake off a knock and defender Cedric Evina could earn a recall after recovering from a knee injury.

Rhoys Wiggins (foot), Andy Hughes (Achilles) and Ade Azeez (hamstring) all remain sidelined.

Derby will assess Mark O'Brien before making the trip after the defender returned from illness at Burnley on Boxing Day only to go off seven minutes from the end of the 2-0 defeat with a tight groin.

James O'Connor is likely to come back into the team should the academy product miss out again at The Valley.

Craig Bryson may be rested in south east London. The midfielder has been playing despite a knee problem and was replaced after 65 minutes on Boxing Day.

Depending on how manager Nigel Clough lines up his team against the Addicks, either Nathan Tyson, Theo Robinson, Conor Doyle, Ben Davies or Kieron Freeman could all replace Bryson should the Scot be given the afternoon off on Saturday.

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