A top-half finish is all that is on the line for Charlton as they travel to 16th-placed Cheltenham on Sunday (May 7) in their final League One game of the season. 

An apt barometer for their season is since they smashed Shrewsbury Town 6-0 on April 1, their results have been: loss, win, loss, win, loss ahead of a 3-2 win against Port Vale on Saturday.

This suggests that Cheltenhham will win, and they might well do that, having recovered from a damaging loss to Oxford United to beat Wycombe 3-0 last week. 

Cheltenham were the victors in December, as they stole a victory through an 84-minute winner from Alfie May. 


There is more to play for than it seems for the Addicks, it is likely to be the last time for at least a while that they get to see Jesrun Rak-Sakyi in a Charlton shirt. The winger, who is on loan from Crystal Palace, won the fans' and players' Player of the Year award at the club awards this week. 

Fans would have liked the club to be closer to the Championship than they are, but some may still be relived to have survived in League One after a mid-season wobble.

This summer promises to be one of great change at the club, and while the takeover of the club remains unresolved, a win to end the season would lift the spirits significantly.