Normally turning up for a Charlton home game on a Saturday is a no brainer for me, even though it involves five hours of travelling. However, for the first time, I am torn. My non-league team is on the edge of the play offs and playing a team that is at home in the play offs. All just ten minutes drive away.
I'm not optimistic about Charlton winning and, even if they did, we will still be some way off safety. I just can't see us staying up. Of course, I will keep the faith, but that faith is wearing thin. In five of our last eight home matches we have failed to score.
Harry Lennon is out after receiving a red card on Tuesday, while Jordan Cousins is doubtful after limping off. Chris Solly has a leg injury and looks unlikely to play.
Odds are: Charlton 16/5, Draw 12/5, Reading 20/23.
Charlton do look like dead men walking: Dead men walking