Blackpool manager Michael Appleton has given a new twist to the curse of Charlton by quitting a day before his team appear at Charlton to manage Blackburn Rovers. Steve Thompson, who took training on Thursday, has been put in charge of the team. Unfortunately for us, such circumstances can increase a team's cohesion and lead them to upping their game.
It is understood that Phil Parkinson has turned down the opportunity to take part in talks about the Blackpool vacancy.
With Dervitte suspended and Cort injured, Matt Taylor rejoins the Charlton defence tomorrow.