It’s been ten years and thirteen attempts since Charlton tasted victory over Millwall.

In 1996, current Addicks boss Lee Bowyer scored an overhead kick to give the home side a 2-0 win in the then League One fixture, Carl Leaburn getting the other.

With the EFL Sky Bet Championship fixtures released today, November 9 gives the Addicks the opportunity to change that unwanted record and Bowyer himself is looking forward to it.

“It will be some atmosphere won’t it!” he told CAFC.

“We obviously haven’t played them for a couple of years now.

“Obviously last time I came against Millwall personally we won, so we’ll be looking to get the same result.

“I scored as well, I’m obviously not going to be able to do that this time but we’ll have plenty of people out there that can.”

Of his goal the manager continued:

“I remember scoring that goal, but I didn’t realise Charlton hadn’t beaten Millwall since that day!

“All I remember is a left foot overhead kick went in the corner, and we won.

“So good memories, but cant believe its been that long.

“It makes me feel old!”

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Charlton begin their return in the second tier away at Ewood Park where Tony Mowbray’s Blackburn Rovers lay in wait for Bowyer, before their first game at the Valley on August 10, when they welcome Stoke City.

Home advantage will be crucial in a successful season in the Championship according to the manager.

With one of the lowest budgets in the league Bowyer insists the fans that were vital in their promotion from League One last season will be counted upon to have the same effect this season.

“Hopefully we’ll fill it (The Valley) or get near to filling it.

“That’s what I’m hoping because we’re going to need the fans for sure this season, more so than last.

“Hopefully we can take that momentum on from our home form last season.”

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