Overview and recent form:
The Addicks are in fine form as they head to Huddersfield Town on Saturday afternoon. Bob Peeters will be aiming to take home another three points after a fantastic opening campaign to the new season for Charlton.
Charlton are currently sitting fourth in the league with seven points. They are just below Millwall, Cardiff and Nottingham Forest, although they are all also on seven points. The Reds picked up a huge three points on Tuesday evening as they beat Derby 3-2 in what was a thrilling 90 minutes.
The Terriers have had a rocky start to the season. They are currently sitting 20th in the league after Manager Mark Robins agreed to depart after just one game of the new season, Mark Lillis then took over as caretaker Manager and Huddersfield have now lost two of the three games so far. They lost at home to Bournemouth 0-4, and then took a trip to Cardiff and lost 3-1, but this Tuesday they turned things around and took the three points at Reading beating them 1-2.
Huddersfield have this week announced that Lillis will still be in charge for the fixture against the Addicks, and he faced the press ahead of the clash. He said: “We’re playing a good team in Charlton that’s coming off three wins on the bounce, but we’ll focus on our own game. We’ll get the players putting a shift in, going into tackles and playing good football and I know our fans will get behind that. We’re looking to get the fans off their seats and I’m sure they will support us.”
Reactions this week:
Bob Peeters spoke to the press ahead of Saturdays game:
“We haven’t proved everything, so we need to be very humble and keep on working and maybe we can get something from the game at Huddersfield,” explained the Head Coach.
“Huddersfield are a good side, they didn’t have the best start but they have beaten Reading away. I think they’re going to be a very, very tough side.”
“We won our last two games but it means nothing. I went to Fulham v Wolves [on Wednesday] to get more impression about all the teams in the league and, as I’ve said before, anybody can beat anybody.”
“I think Huddersfield is going to be a more difficult game than against Derby and Wigan.”
The voice of The Addicks:
Here are some of the tweets made by Charlton fans this week:
— Michael T (@mtobin1984) August 21, 2014
Peeters has said this week that goalkeeper Stephen Henderson may have an outside chance of making a return between the sticks at The John Smith’s Stadium on Saturday, following the injury sustained in the 2-1 victory over Wigan Athletic.
“He trained today with the physio, he might do some work tomorrow and he might travel with us to Huddersfield and we will make a late decision on Saturday about who’s going to play.
“If he’s 100 per cent fit he might play, and if not then Nick Pope will do the honours again.”
Since 2012, the two teams have met seven times including in the league and The FA Cup. Charlton have won two of the last meetings between these two teams, both at the John Smiths Stadium, whereas Huddersfield have won three of the previous meetings and there have been two draws.
Written by Becca James.