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Match Preview: Charlton

4 April 2014

A look ahead to Addicks clash

Charlton Athletic vs Reading
Saturday 5th April, 3pm
Sky Bet Championship
The Valley

Team News
Reading: Midfielder Danny Guthrie will return to the squad after missing the last two fixtures through suspension. Wayne Bridge is set to make a long-awaited return as he will travel with the squad, but boss Nigel Adkins said he's not ready for 90 minutes.

Charlton: Ex-Royals Simon Church and Andy Hughes will be hoping to return against their former club this Saturday after missing the last three games altogether.


On Friday morning the Royals had sold just over 1,500 tickets. Advanced sales have now ended, but you can pay on the day at the Valley - cash only at the away turnstiles.

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Charlton Factfile
Full name: Charlton Athletic Football Club
Nickname: The Addicks
Founded: 1905
Ground: The Valley
Capacity: 27,111
Owner: Roland Duchâtelet
Chairman: Richard Murray
Head Coach: José Riga
Last season: 9th, Championship

Reading wins: 13
Draws: 11
Charlton wins: 12

Last Five
English Championship - Tue 03 Dec 2013 - Reading 1 - 0 Charlton    
Carling Cup - Tue 23 Aug 2011 - Charlton 2 - 1 Reading    
English Championship - Tue 10 Mar 2009 - Reading 2 - 2 Charlton      
English Championship - Sat 23 Aug 2008 - Charlton 4 - 2 Reading    
Premiership - Mon 09 Apr 2007 - Charlton 0 - 0 Reading

Pre-match talk
Royals manager Nigel Adkins: "We're bouyed with the idea of going there and getting the three points that we need."

Reading defender Alex Pearce: "We'll be looking to get maximum points over the next couple of games."
We'll be looking to get maximum points over the next couple of games. more at
The Officials
Referee: Andrew Madley
Assistants: Richard Kendall and Ian Rathbone
Fourth Official: Lee Collins

Live Commentary
You can listen to every pass, tackle and goal with live commentary on Reading FC Player. As ever, we'll also provide live updates on our Twitter and Facebook pages, and don't forget to follow our Instagram page OfficialReadingFC for loads of exclusive images.

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