Overview and recent form:
Charlton are set to host Wigan Athletic tomorrow afternoon in the first home game of the season. The two teams sealed a draw in the opening game of the season, Charlton earned a 1-1 draw against Brentford and Wigan drew 2-2 against Reading last week.
Rosler and his team are travelling a 450 mile round trip for this Saturday’s fixture. The Latics are yet to score a goal at The Valley and The Addicks will be aiming to keep up that record.
Bob Peeters experienced his first game at The Valley on Tuesday night in the Capital One Cup. Charlton beat Colchester United 4-0 and the home crowd experienced a Wilson wonderland when he scored double to secure The Red’s place in the second round.
Bob Peeters’ pre match comments:
Bob Peeters faced the press ahead of this weekends clash and gave some honest and positive comments.
“We did well second half against Brentford and we controlled the game, I want the same effort from my team, I think we need to pass the ball a bit more- use more of the pitch. “ I want the team to put everything into it what they have got.”
“On Tuesday I asked them to pass the ball a little bit more and that’s what we need to do in the next couple of games, to be patient.”
“We have seen that we are pretty solid at the back and with passing the ball well, so the only thing we can do now is punish the opponent when we get the chance. If we can do that on Saturday then we can achieve.”
A look at the Opponents – Wigan Athletic:
Having drawn their first game of the season 2-2 against Reading last Saturday with goals from McManaman and McArthur, Roslers’ Wigan side will be looking for the three points against Charlton.
The Latics are one of the bookmakers’ favorites to be promoted this season after they missed out on their play off final place by Queens Park Rangers last season, losing 2-1 in the second leg of the play off semi finals.
Wigan have had a busy summer of signings, with 11 new faces including the loan signings of Jack Collinson from West Ham, Emyr Huws from Manchester United and Ryan Tunnicliffe from Fulham.
Some Addicks fans have taken to twitter this week:
— chris gray (@chrisgray71) August 13, 2014
Free Charlton ticket just came through the post for the first home game on Saturday! Wow thanks @CAFCofficial
Bob has a huge dilemma going in to Saturday, surely Wilson has to play the wingback/ midfield role again, it's perfect. #cafc
— Harry (@HarryEllis_CAFC) August 13, 2014
Last season, Wigan visited the Valley in October, which resulted in a 0-0 stalemate. Charlton then travelled to The Latics in February and lost 2-1 at the DW Stadium.
I think that it is going to be an exciting season for Charlton and the fans, so lets hope that the positive start to this season continues..
COME ON YOU REDS!
Written by Becca James @Becca_James