Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Injuries plague Addicks

Injuries plague the Addicks as they face MK Dons tonight. MK Dons are on a good run that has put them into the play off places. On Saturday they demolished Rochdale 4-1 away due to superior finishing.

Rob Elliot has a hip injury so Ross Worner is going to have to deputise despite picking up a dead leg against Tranmere. Worner looked error prone on Saturday but may be better prepared tonight. Let's hope so.

Doherty, Fry and Bessone are all out, but after a good performance on Saturday Llera will surely be picked against his old club. Jackson (achilles) and Anyinsah (ankle) are both unlikely to play and we miss both of them. The Benson/Wright-Phillips combo does not really work.

MK Dons have central defender Sean O'Hanlon suspended, while forward Angelo Balanta is back in training but not match fit and likely to start on the bench.

One can see what Chris Powell is trying to do: get the players to pass the ball, keep possession and build up an attack. Unfortunately, most of them quite not up to it and we often end up passing the ball backwards and moving it among the back four. Our most effective attacks are often on the right flank.

I am far from optimistic about tonight and am going for a 3-1 win for the home side with Llera scoring the consolation.

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