December 29, 2012
Powell looking to stop rot
Team Stat Comparison
|Charlton Athletic||Derby County|
|Goals for *||1.4||1.0|
|Goals against *||1.5||1.7|
|Last 5 home||W-W-W-W-L||W-W-L-W-W|
|Last 5 away||D-D-W-D-W||L-D-L-W-L|
|* Goals per match - home matches for home club and away matches for away club|
|Stats: Charlton Athletic | Derby County|
Manager Chris Powell could make changes to his flagging Charlton side as they welcome Derby.
The Addicks lost 2-1 to Ipswich on Boxing Day, their third defeat on the bounce and fifth game without a win.
Powell wants a response from his players and he looks set to recall midfielder Lawrie Wilson, who was suspended for the match against the Tractor Boys.
Experienced striker Ricardo Fuller has been struggling with a hamstring injury and his game time will be limited until he is back to full fitness.
The Jamaican managed 81 minutes on Boxing Day but could start on the bench against the Rams.
Goalkeeper Ben Hamer should shake off a knock and defender Cedric Evina could earn a recall after recovering from a knee injury.
Rhoys Wiggins (foot), Andy Hughes (Achilles) and Ade Azeez (hamstring) all remain sidelined.
County will assess central defender Mark O'Brien before making the trip to The Valley.
O'Brien was restored to the starting line up against Burnley on Boxing Day after missing Friday night's home defeat to Hull after failing to recover from a bout of illness.
However, the 20-year-old went off seven minutes from the end of the 2-0 defeat at Turf Moor with a tight groin.
James O'Connor replaced O'Brien against the Tigers and he is likely to come back into the team should the academy product miss out again at The Valley.
Craig Bryson may be rested in south east London. The midfielder has been playing despite a knee problem and was replaced after 65 minutes on Boxing Day.
Depending on how manager Nigel Clough lines up his team against the Addicks, either Nathan Tyson, Theo Robinson, Conor Doyle, Ben Davies or Kieron Freeman could all replace Bryson should the Scot be given the afternoon off on Saturday.