Preview: Sheffield Wednesday v Charlton

By Rob Virtue on January 16, 2009 4:35 PM |


After ending their 18-match winless run at Norwich, Charlton go into Saturday's match looking to shake a couple more monkeys off their back.

It's been 17 leagues games since they won and, maybe even more worrying, 57 weeks since the south-east Londoners won two matches in a row.

For a club that needs to keep winning to stay up that's not a good omen.

However, on the flip side, Sheffield Wednesday go into this match without a win in six.

Charlton boss Phil Parkinson has a number of choices to make regarding team selection for the Hillsborough clash.

The first of which is deciding between Rob Elliot, Darren Randolph and Nicky Weaver in goal.

In defence, the manager must choose between Yassin Moutaouakil and Graeme Murty at right back.

His major decisions are reserved for midfield.

Tom Soares, a loan signing from Stoke City, is competing for a place along with Lloyd Sam, Nicky Bailey, Matt Holland, Jonjo Shelvey. Matthew Spring and Darren Ambrose.

Although the latter may be ruled out with injury, joining Zheng Zhi, Therry Racon and Jose Semedo on the sidelines.

Up front Deon Burton will miss out. The former Wednesday forward is fallen victim of a deal between the two clubs at the time of signing.

Parkinson will have Andy Gray, Svetoslav Todorov, Chris Dickson and Martyn Waghorn, but Izale McLeod has joined Millwall on loan.