Charlton Athletic v Scunthorpe United preview
Charlton Athletic v Scunthorpe United preview

Season tickets for the 2018/19 campaign went on sale on Thursday. Surprisingly, there were a number of quite large price rises.

Seats in the middle blocks of the East Stand will rgo up by £50 from £450 to £500, and the cheapest seats – in the North Lower – will rise by 14% from £175 to £200.

The prices are valid until 7 May, when they will increase again, and there will then be a further rise in prices if the club reach the Championship via the play-offs.

The structure is not imaginative and it is hard to see how it will tempt many lapsed season ticket holders back to The Valley.

Bradford City have over 18,500 season ticket holders, a phenomenal number for a League One side. Bantams fans will pay £169 for any seat in the stadium next season.

Fellow promotion chasers, Scunthorpe, will provide the opposition at The Valley on Saturday as Charlton bid to return to winning ways.

After a disappointing week when they took just one point from the games against Bristol Rovers and AFC Wimbledon, it is essential Lee Bowyer’s team win this game.

Scunthorpe are off the boil, and have only won one of their last fifteen games. They recorded their last win at Fleetwood, and their current winless streak stands at ten.

There have been plenty of draws in this run, so the Addicks will need to have their shooting boots on.

Ahmed Kashi, Naby Sarr and Tariqe Fosu are expected to train on Sunday, and could be available for Tuesday’s trip to Shrewsbury, but this game will come too soon for the trio.

Jay Dasilva was on the bench at Wimbledon, and will be pushing for a starting place.

Bowyer will have to make a decision about his front pairing. Both Michal Zyro and Stephy Mavididi had poor games on Tuesday, and the manager admitted that he may have ov‎erplayed Zyro.

Bowyer had a bust up with Nicky Ajose on the sidelines at Kingsmeadow. Hopefully, the duo have now resolved their differences.

The Addicks could look like this:

Amos; Konsa, Bauer, Pearce, Page; Forster-Caskey, Aribo, Kaikai, Reeves; Magennis, Mavididi.

Subs: Phillips, Dijksteel, Dasilva, ‎Lennon, Marshall, Zyro, Ajose.

The referee willl be Graham Salisbury from Lancashire.

This is a game that Charlton have to win. If they can return to the form they showed prior to the Bristol Rovers game, they will have a good chance of taking the three points.


 
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