Why are we waiting?
Why are we waiting?

Last Monday Charlton were drawn away to AFC Wimbledon in the Second Round of the FA Cup. More than a week later, there is still no news of when the match will be played.

The BBC announced fairly quickly that they would be screening live coverage of the Lancashire derby between AFC Fylde and Wigan ‎on Friday 1 December. But there has been no news about which other games will shown live.

The Addicks’ First Round match with Truro was one of the featured games on the BBC’s Round The Grounds programme, so was put back to Sunday 5 November.

It would be no surprise if the tie with AFC Wimbledon was given similar coverage. It is even possible it could be pushed back to Monday 4 December.

Either of these scenarios would impact on the Checkatrade Trophy match with Swansea Under-21s.

That game is scheduled to take place during week commencing 4 December. With a number of players likely to be involved in both games, Karl Robinson would want a few days gap before heading to Wales.

The Swans usually stage midweek home games on a Tuesday. That would be tough for Charlton if they play ‎the Wombles on Sunday and impossible if they are in action on Monday.

The Swansea website says the match will be played at “a venue TBC”. That seems to suggest the fixture may be played away from the Liberty Stadium.

At the moment, there is confusion surrounding both games. But until a date is fixed for the Wimbledon game, details of when and where the Swansea encounter will be staged will remain in limbo.