BY RICHARD CAWLEY
Mark Marshall has been handed his first start for Charlton Athletic of 2019 – as Lee Bowyer opts for the former Bradford man to help solve his striker shortage for today’s home game against Southend United.
Marshall’s last start came on December 29 – a 2-1 loss at Barnsley.
The Addicks are still without Lyle Taylor, who completes his three-match suspension. Deadline day signing Josh Parker is once again on the bench for the South Londoners.
Igor Vetokele is also in from the word go as Reeco Hackett-Fairchild drops to the bench.
Patrick Bauer is banned after his late dismissal at Fleetwood Town.
Charlton: Phillips, Solly, Bielik, Sarr, Purrington, Reeves, Cullen, Williams, Fosu, Marshall, Vetokele. Subs: Marshall, Dijksteel, Pratley, Reeves, Parker, Hackett-Fairchild, Stevenson.
Southend United: Bishop, Bwomono, Kightly, Dieng, Cox, Yearwood, Mantom, Moore, Humphrys, Hart, White. Subs: Smithj, Turner, McLaughlin, Klass, Lennon, Kelman, Hutchinson.