Charlton Athletic v Oxford United: Addicks make two changes as Karl Robinson and Ricky Holmes return

BY RICHARD CAWLEY

Charlton Athletic manager Lee Bowyer has made two changes for tonight’s League One home game against Oxford United – with Darren Pratley and Tariqe Fosu both in the starting line-up.

The Addicks come up against their ex boss Karl Robinson and former fans’ favourite Ricky Holmes, on loan from Sheffield United, is fit to play for the visitors.

Photo by Paul Edwards

Naby Sarr is on the bench as Bowyer opts instead for Pratley, normally a central midfielder, to partner Jason Pearce in defence. Krystian Bielik, who had been troubled by a calf strain, cramped up during Saturday’s 2-0 win over Barnsley at the weekend.

On-loan Forest attacker Jamie Ward is not fit enough to start two league games in succession with Fosu playing at the tip of a midfield diamond.

Charlton are on a two-game undefeated run and have only lost at home to Peterborough and Coventry City this season.

Charlton: Steer, Dijksteel, Pearce, Pratley, Solly, Cullen, Reeves, Aribo, Fosu, Grant, Taylor. Subs: Phillips, Bielik, Marshall, Ward, Sarr, Ajose, Lapslie.

Oxford United: Eastwood, Dickie, Nelson, Brannagan, Browne, Holmes, Ruffels, Mousinho, Henry, Mackie, McMahon. Subs: Mitchell, Hanson, Smith, Carruthers, Whyte, Raglan, Long.

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