Charlton v Shrewsbury preview
Last Updated: 10/08/18 12:28pm
Charlton are without their captain Jason Pearce for Saturday’s League Two visit of Shrewsbury.
He is recovering from a knee injury, but is expected to be available again within the next three weeks. In his absence, Naby Sarr is expected to start in central defence alongside Patrick Bauer.
Anfernee Dijksteel, who has had pneumonia, is also expected to again miss out but remains in contention to return in the Carabao Cup against MK Dons on August 14.
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Shrewsbury’s squad has changed significantly since last week’s 1-0 home defeat to Bradford. They have since signed Lee Angol, Oliver Norburn, Greg Docherty and Luke Waterfall, and all of them are in contention to feature.
Jon Nolan, Aristote Nsiala, Bryn Morris and Stefan Payne have left. New manager John Askey will serve the final match of his touchline ban.
Charlton and Shrewsbury met four times during the 2017-18 campaign, twice in League One and twice during the play-offs - The Addicks lost three of those matches (W1).
Shrewsbury won both meetings at The Valley last season, winning back-to-back games there for the first time since winning two between 1983 and 1984.
Charlton have won three of their last four home league games, losing the other (excluding play-offs).
Shrewsbury have conceded exactly one goal in each of their last five league games (excluding play-offs), losing the last two.
No League One side managed fewer shots on target than Shrewsbury in the opening round of matches (2).