Charlton Athletic vs Blackpool preview: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted lineups and ones to watch
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Charlton and Blackpool meet at The Valley tomorrow with both teams looking to gain ground on the play-off places.

Charlton currently lie in ninth place just five points off Doncaster Rovers in sixth, while the Seasiders sit in 14th. Neil Critchley's men are nine points outside the play-off places but hold multiple games in hand on the teams above them, including four over tomorrow's opponents. 

The hosts come into the match on the back of three straight defeats, most recently losing out 2-1 at home to bottom of the table Burton Albion. Blackpool meanwhile have won four out of their last five league matches, including an impressive 1-0 victory over Portsmouth at Fratton Park last time out.

Team news

Charlton will still be without Ryan Inniss and Jake Forster-Caskey, with midfielder Alex Gilbey also out with a hamstring injury. Goalkeeper Ashley Maynard-Brewer is also unavailable as he follows the concussion protocol having suffered two separate concussions over the last month.

Blackpool striker Gary Madine is reportedly close to a return after missing the last four matches with a groin injury but it isn't confirmed if he will be ready to start. CJ Hamilton has also been back in full training following a long-term hamstring injury but Saturday's game may come too soon for the Blackpool winger. The likes of Marvin Ekpiteta, Dan Gretarsson and Keshi Anderson all remain sidelined.

Predicted lineups

Charlton (442): Amos; Gunter, Oshilaja, Pearce, Purrington; Millar, Pratley, Smith, Shinnie; Stockley, Aneke

Blackpool (442): Maxwell; Gabriel, Ballard, Husband, Garbutt; Virtue, Stewart, Dougall, Kaikai; Yates, Simms

Ones to watch

Charlton - Chuks Aneke

Striker Chuks Aneke has been a standout performer for Lee Bowyer's side this season. The 27-year-old, who graduated from Arsenal's academy, is Charlton's top goalscorer with 12 league goals this season and will prove a tough test to a solid Blackpool defence which has back-to-back clean sheets.

Blackpool - Jerry Yates

Grabbing the winning goal in Blackpool's crucial 1-0 victory over Portsmouth last week, Jerry Yates has solidified himself as a vital figure in Neil Critchley's team. The striker's relentless hard work, pressing and clever link-up play, not to mention his nine league goals, is sure to pose a threat to Charlton's defence at The Valley.

Previous meetings

Charlton were victorious in this season's reverse fixture at Bloomfield Road, securing an impressive 1-0 victory. Chuks Aneke grabbed the late winner against 10-man Blackpool who had James Husband sent off inside the opening minute of the match. Ben Purrington was later sent off for Charlton making it 10 vs 10, but Lee Bowyer's men managed to come away with all three points.

The last meeting between Charlton and Blackpool at The Valley came in February 2019 and ended in  a goalless draw.

Where to watch on TV

The match will be available to watch on iFollow. Match passes for the game are available, priced at £10. Kick off is at 3pm at The Valley.

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