A pitch inspection will take place at The Valley this morning in advance of Charlton's Championship clash with Nottingham Forest. Freezing temperatures in South-East London since last weekend have affected large areas of the playing surface.
The forecast is for further freezing temperatures before the Addicks take on Forest on Saturday. Charlton operations director Mick Everett told the club's E mail bulletin: 'We have a pitch inspection scheduled for Friday morning because there are areas of the surface that we are concerned about.
We have protected the surface by covering it straight after the Norwich game, but we've experienced some extremely low temperatures, and more are forecast.'
For those of us who travel a long distance to The Valley, it is better to get these matters resolved well in advance. However, it means another evening game which is also difficult for longer distance supporters.