Charlton vs Scunthorpe preview
Last Updated: 21/04/19 12:56pm
Chris Solly will miss Charlton's League One clash with Scunthorpe unless the club appeal against his red card at Oxford.
Defender Solly was sent off late in the 2-1 loss on Friday, but boss Lee Bowyer thought the decision was harsh and has weighed up an appeal. Forward Igor Vetokele remains a doubt after missing the Oxford trip with an unspecified knock.
Defender Ben Purrington is expected to recover from illness to return to the Addicks' starting line-up.
Tom Pearce should continue at left-back for Scunthorpe having returned for Friday's goalless draw against Blackpool. The 21-year-old Leeds loanee shook off a groin strain in time to feature on Friday, so will retain his place barring any adverse reactions.
Josh Morris also returned after a fractured fibula, playing the final 30 minutes, while fellow midfielder Matty Lund is also stepping up training as he battles a degenerative bone condition. Jordan Clarke is another long-term absentee closing in on a return, with the defender back in training after knee trouble.
Charlton are looking to avoid successive home defeats against Scunthorpe for the first time in their history after losing 1-0 last term.
After a five-game winless run between August 2011 and March 2017, Scunthorpe have won each of their last three games against Charlton.
Charlton are currently unbeaten in 15 league games at The Valley (W11 D4), winning each of the last four in a row; they ended Luton's 28-game unbeaten run last time out there.
After winning three away games on the bounce in January, Scunthorpe have lost five and drawn one of their following six games on the road.
Charlton have won each of their last six league games on Easter Monday, dating back to a 1-0 win against Carlisle United in 2010.