Dedicated Charlton fans are already on their way north to this afternoon's fixture at Brunton Park. The enforced changes in the squad have produced some uncertainty about this game, particularly unsettling what has been a reasonably solid defence. I hope that Darren Randolph starts in goal and that we revert to a 4-5-1 with Jonjo Shelvey recalled. Given that we do not have a proven striker, and the defensive reorganisation, we are going to rely more than usual on our midfield in this match. I am going for a 1-0 win for the Addicks with Bailey scoring to the chagrin of the Carlisle fans.
I will be watching Leamington play Didcot this afternoon, joined by my son-in-law who supports the Railwaymen and Joe the Saint. Once again we will be the only Charlton blog covering this match. Paul May has not made the journey north and we do not have a reporter at Brunton Park, but will provide a summary.