Wiggins makes welcome return in Spurs defeat

Rhoys Wiggins is helped off after injuring himself against Palace earlier this season. PICTURE BY EDMUND BOYDEN.

Rhoys Wiggins is helped off after injuring himself against Palace earlier this season. PICTURE BY EDMUND BOYDEN.

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RHOYS Wiggins started for the first time since September and played almost an hour when Charlton’s reserves went down to a 4-0 defeat at Spurs in a private friendly yesterday.

Wiggins had been sidelined by fractured metatarsals sustained in the 1-0 home defeat to Crystal Palace on September 14.

POLICE advice means Charlton’s home south London derby against Millwall on March 16 will now kick off earlier than originally scheduled at 12.30pm.

KEEPER David Button and striker Adebayo Azeez made their debuts for Charlton on Saturday in the 1-0 FA Cup third round home defeat to Huddersfield.

Button featured for the first time since his summer signing from Tottenham, while homegrown Azeez entered the fray as a late substitute after returning from a loan spell with League Two side Wycombe Wanderers.

Absent due to injury were Leon Cort and Danny Haynes (both hamstring), while the red card for Dorian Dervite means that he will be suspended for Saturday’s match against Blackpool.

Bradley Pritchard and Matt Taylor made their 50th Charlton appearances against Huddersfield, while Chris Solly made his 100th appearance and Dale Stephens featured in his 50th match for Charlton against Derby on December 29.

FANS can secure five Charlton matchday tickets for the price of four by purchasing a Super5 booklet, which are priced £80 and £110 and are available online via cafc.co.uk, covering any of the final 12 games of the campaign (excluding the home Millwall match).

Full terms and conditions are available on 0871 226 1905.

THE funeral of longserving Charlton historian Colin Cameron will take place next Wednesday (11.30am).

Addicks fans are invited to attend to pay their respects to Cameron, who supported the club since 1947 and acted as its official historian for 40 years before passing away in the early hours of Christmas Day.

He was 76.

The service will take place at Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Burnt Oak Lane, Sidcup, with burial following at Sidcup Cemetery in Foots Cray Lane.

TICKETS are on general sale for Charlton’s home matches against Blackpool on Saturday, Sheffield Wednesday on January 26 and Birmingham City on February 9 (all 3pm).

However, the Sheffield Wednesday game could be rearranged if the Owls are in FA Cup fourth round action that weekend instead.

Wednesday take on Milton Keynes Dons in a third round replay next Tuesday night.

For more details, or to buy tickets, visit cafc.co.uk or call 0871 226 1905.

FA Youth Cup holders Chelsea arrive at The Valley next Wednesday (7pm) to take on Charlton in the fourth round.

Tickets, which are available on the night, are priced £5 adults and £2 over 60s and U18s.

Only the lower west stand is planned to be open.

TICKETS are on general sale for Charlton’s away match against Blackburn Rovers on January 19 and restricted sale for Crystal Palace on February 2nd (both 3pm).

Palace tickets went on sale today to all Valley Gold members and season-ticket holders (up to two tickets apiece).

Also eligible are fans who have bought tickets to three away games so far in 2012/13 (to the maximum of the lowest number bought for all three games).

Charlton have around 2,600 tickets and any remaining places will go on general sale next Tuesday.

For more details, or to buy tickets, visit cafc.co.uk or call 0871 226 1905.

FANS can currently take advantage of two January sales being run by Addicks.

A series of reductions on Charlton merchandise are available online via addicks-clubshop.co.uk/, while supporters can sign up to the club’s video website, CAFC Player, for just £18.99 until August 18.

CAFC Player offers live audio commentaries, video interviews and exclusive behind the scenes coverage – see cafc.co.uk for details.

ROB Hulse, Emmanuel Frimpong and Dan Seaborne all returned to their respective clubs following the end of their loan deals on New Year’s Day.

Queens Park Rangers striker Hulse scored three goals in 15 games during his time in SE7, while Southampton defender Seaborne appeared seven times and Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong featured on six occasions.

PLACES at The Valley for the rest of the 2012/13 Championship season remain available from just £160 adults and £105 over 60s and U21s, with all U18s and U11s £50 and £30, respectively.

Twelve-game season tickets remain great value for money and more details are available via cafc.co.uk or by calling 0871 226 1905.

THE renowned Charlton academy received a £70,000 donation from Valley Gold over Christmas to take the amount handed over to the club’s youth set-up by supporters in 2012 to £140,000.

Valley Gold has almost 2,000 members and offers cash prizes in addition to greater ticket priority, Superstore discounts and more.

See cafc.co.uk or call 020 8244 7771 for more details.

THE loan of Addicks midfielder Danny Hollands at Swindon Town was extended for a further 28 days yesterday.

Michael Smith’s stint at Conference side Newport County also came to an end at the weekend, as did Joe Pigott’s stay at Bromley.

NORTH West Kent Addicks is hosting a question-and-answer evening with former players Derek ‘Killer’ Hales and Peter Shaw on January 24 (8pm).

All members gain free admission to The Pavilion, The Bat & Ball Ground, Wrotham Road, Gravesend.

Non-members can join on the night for £6 adults and £2 over 60s. U18s are free.

More information is available via jeanhuelin@sky.com or on 07757 661403.

TWO-TIME world darts champion Adrian ‘Jackpot’ Lewis heads the list of players who will compete at the second Charlton Masters tournament at The Valley on March 23, with tickets now on sale, priced from £20.

Ted ‘The Count’ Hankey, Paul ‘The Asset’ Nicholson and Arron ‘Monkey’ Monk will also be present and places can be booked via cafc.co.uk or on 0871 226 1905.

A WATERLOGGED pitch put paid to the Premier League, National Division match between the Charlton women’s team and Portsmouth on Sunday.

The Addicks are due to return to action away at Watford on January 20.

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