Charlton Athletic v Walsall team news: Five changes for the Addicks with Phillips in goal, Pearce injured

Dillon Phillips returns to start in goal for Charlton as Addicks boss Lee Bowyer makes a total of five changes from the defeat at Barnsley.

The young stopper makes his first league appearance since the 2-1 win at Southend in early September, as loanee Jed Steer has been recalled by his parent club Aston Villa.

The Addicks have also been rocked by the news that defender and captain Jason Pearce is set for lay off with an ankle injury suffered at Oakwell. Naby Sarr returns from suspension to take his place alongside captain for the day Patrick Bauer.

Chris Solly is suspended after being sent off in the defeat in South Yorkshire, with youngster Toby Stevenson coming in at left-back.

Darren Pratley and Mark Marshall both drop to the bench. Albie Morgan makes his second league start of the season, and Tariqe Fosu also returns to the starting line-up.

Billy Clarke returns to the matchday squad as he takes his place amongst the substitutes.

Charlton: Phillips, Dijksteel, Bauer, Sarr, Stevenson, Bielik, Morgan, Reeves, Fosu, Grant, Taylor. Subs: Maynard-Brewer, Marshall, Ajose, Sarpong-Wiredu, Hackett-Fairchild, Clarke, Pratley.

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