Charlton must put off-field distractions to one side as they face Forest Green Rovers in League One.

The Addicks will travel to bottom-of-the-table Forest Green in search of a return to winning ways after falling to a 2-1 defeat to Fleetwood Town at the weekend.

Charlton are sat in a precarious 12th position, having played a game more than the team above and below them, but on the same points as the three teams below them.


It continues to be a turbulent week off the field for Charlton as a takeover bid headed by former Sunderland direction Charlie Methven fell through. The most recent reports suggest owner Thomas Sandgaard is now in talks with American Marc Spiegel, despite Methven threatening legal action if the sale did not happen.

The future of their manager Dean Holden is also tenuous as he was appointed by the incoming owners.

While he remains in the job, he will be without the injured Todd Kane, Mandela Egbo and Miles Leaburn and the suspended Ryan Inniss. There are doubts about Michael Hector, Sean Clare and Matt Penney.

Their opponents are now managed by Duncan Ferguson, who has just a point in his first three games. He has quite a job on his hands, as they are six points from safety and have played at least two games more than the three teams above them.

Charlton predicted line-up (4-5-1): Maynard-Brewer, Sessegnon, Thomas, Ness, Chin, Dobson, Fraser, Morgan, Rak-Sakyi, Blackett-Taylor, Bonne.