Friday, 18 October 2013

Skipper back for Blackburn clash

Skipper Johnnie Jackson is expected to be back for Charlton's visit to Blackburn tomorrow. It is also hoped that Yann Kermorgant might be available, which would make a big difference to our chances. Chris Powell has no new injury worries.

Blackburn are currently ninth in the table and will be looking to push towards the top six. Last season they finished 17th, their worst position since 1991, and at one time looked as if they might be relegated. They lost at Wigan in their last match before the international break.

Jordan Rhodes is a key player for Rovers with a tally of nine goals in seven league games before the Wigan match. He scored 27 of their 55 goals last season. Former Manchester United trainee Corry Evans was brought in from Hull and hopes to feed Rhodes from midfield. He commented, 'I think we're starting to gel because a lot of new players have been brought in, including myself.'

Blackburn defender Grant Hanley will miss the match after his red card against Wigan, so Matt Kilgallon, a summer recruit on a free transfer, is expected to come into the side.

Odds: Blackburn Evens, Draw 12/5, Charlton 11/4. Charlton won 2-1 there last year.

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