Weekend football previews: Charlton and Millwall look for first points of the season
This Saturday, Charlton and Millwall will both be hoping to bounce back from last week's opening day defeats.
The Addicks entertain Middlesbrough at The Valley while Millwall travel to Ipswich in a clash against their former manager Mick McCarthy.
Despite being humbled by Bournemouth last weekend, Charlton are on a high after a 4-0 drubbing of League Two side Oxford in the League Cup on Tuesday.
That performance has given manager Chris Powell some selection headaches. Simon Church, who bagged a brace against Oxford, will be hoping to start but the Charlton boss is likely to keep Yann Kermorgant and Marvin Sordell as his front two with Church on the bench.
The performance in midfield of Dale Stephens and Danny Hollands would have also given Powell food for thought and one could start if Johnnie Jackson fails to recover from a calf injury in time.
Middlesbrough come to The Valley after losing their first two games at home to Leicester City last weekend and Accrington Stanley in the cup midweek.
Tony Mowbray's side have been boosted, however, with the signing of Bristol City winger Albert Adomah on Thursday for a fee believed to be in the region of £1million.
In other news, the Addicks were celebrating reaching 10,000 season ticket sales on Thursday, while in the League Cup they have been drawn away to Huddersfield Town.
Millwall manager Steve Lomas has continued adding to his squad this week with a couple of experienced signings.
QPR midfielder Shaun Derry joined in a loan deal on Thursday. The 36-year-old signed a one month deal and told Millwall's official website: "I'm here first and foremost to play football and to help the club get further up the league than they were last year.
"Also, the locality of it is great for me because I live just around the corner and the passion of the place and the supporters is fantastic."
Meanwhile, 38-year-old goalkeeper Andy Marshall returns for his second spell at The Den on a short term deal.
He will be back-up for Stephen Bywater after Millwall's regular number one, David Forde, was sidelined with a knee injury. He's expected to be out of action for up to six weeks.
Millwall bounced back from defeat to Yeovil last week with a midweek 2-1 win over AFC Wimbledon in the League Cup.
Manager Lomas will continue to look for his best side but Nicky Bailey is likely to start after impressing in the opening games of the season.
McCarthy's Ipswich side come into the game following defeats against Huddersfield and Hartlepool so far this season.
In other news, the Daily Mail reports Celtic are looking at making a move for Lions Australian centre-back Shane Lowry.
The Lions, meanwhile, were drawn away to Nottingham Forest in the next round of the Carling Cup.
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