Charlton v Blackburn preview
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The former Wimbledon ace has recovered from a bruised foot which has kept him out of the team for the past two matches.
Euell did come on from the substitutes' bench in the 4-2 defeat to Tottenham but is expected to be recalled in to a midfield role, with Shaun Bartlett and Carlton Cole handed another chance in attack.
Influential midfielder Matt Holland has recovered from a neck injury and is fit to play but Addicks boss Alan Curbishley is waiting to assess the fitness of Claus Jensen following the Dane's return from international duty in Turkey.
Curbishley must also decide whether to hand young winger Jerome Thomas his Charlton debut after his arrival from Arsenal before the close of the transfer window.
Radostin Kishishev is a doubt with an ankle injury picked up against Spurs while Gary Rowett, Richard Rufus and Kevin Lisbie are still sidelined.
Hermann Hreidarsson netted the only goal in the meeting between the teams at Ewood Park in October and Curbishley will settle for that result as he bids to reignite the club's European push.
Blackburn Rovers are unbeaten in their last four matches away from home and must maintain that form to pull away from the relegation zone.
Matt Jansen will be missing from the trip south after he was knocked out in the reserves against Manchester City in midweek and has been ordered to rest.
Rovers boss Graeme Souness must decide whether to gamble on the fitness of Lucas Neill after the full back's trip to Venezuela with the Australian national team.
Neill's compatriot Brett Emerton missed the friendly with an ankle problem and could play against Charlton while Craig Short is in the squad after recovering from a minor back injury.
|Team||Charlton Athletic||Blackburn Rovers|
|Attacking|| || |
|Ave Goals per game||1.36||1.44|
|Goals to Shots %||13%||13%|
|Passes|| || |
|Pass Completion %||70%||72%|
|Defending|| || |
|Tackle Success Rate %||71%||73%|
|Ave goals conceded per game||1.20||1.60|
|Discipline|| || |