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June 20 2018 8.05pm

Palace v Charlton Athletic

Selhurst Park, Saturday 3.00pm

Selhurst Park

Selhurst Park

Team news

Deadline day loan signings Kevin Phillips and Stephen Dobbie go into the squad to give manager Ian Holloway some attacking options.

Skipper Mile Jedinak is out after suffering an eye injury from a elbow by Huddersfield's Alan Lee on Wednesday night and may have to wear a protective mask.

Fellow midfielder Andre Moritz is out for up to eight weeks after sustaining an ankle injury in the same game.

Paddy McCarthy and Joel Ward (both groin) plus Owen Garvan (knee) are still out of action, while Kagisho Dikgacoi is at the African Nations Cup.

Former Palace defender Leon Cort could return for Charlton after recovering from a hamstring problem, along with another ex-Eagle Ricardo Fuller.

Striker Danny Haynes faces a fitness test but midfielder Andy Hughes is out with an Achilles injury.


Chris Powell

Obviously its a club I know well. I started there and started my football education at the age of 15.

Lots of my family and my mum still live in the area so Im always going past Palace and Ive got a lot of friends that still watch them.

Its a club that I will always look out for, like many of my other clubs. Now, of course, being manager of Charlton that association is in the past. Its all about now, its all about the present and its all about Saturday at 3pm.

Results have gone a little bit against them recently but they are still in a good position and Im sure they are still aiming to get in the top two by the end of the season.

Its a huge game. I suppose Im trying to play it down as much as I can as I feel its important that we play the game and not the occasion really.

The fans will be there in numbers supporting both teams and I will be just looking to my 11 to perform.

He continued: Personally speaking, I have quite a few playing memories against them. I remember playing on Boxing Day at The Valley and they scored after about 20-odd seconds, but we ended up winning 2-1 and then I played at Selhurst when Todorov scored and we won 1-0.

Ive had some decent games against Palace and some decent results, but obviously this years wasnt the one I wanted.

When you look back at that game as well we had a disallowed goal which should have stood, but it didnt on the night. Ben Hamer came up after 90-plus minutes and Owen Garvan cleared it off the line. But equally Palace played quite well at times on the evening.

They are always passionate, lively affairs between us. Im sure the banter and the tackles and everything will be at 100 per cent on Saturday and of course come 5pm I would like to see another decent away performance from us, because that has been a real strong area for us this season.

Ive read a lot of things about Ian Holoway and spoken to him once or twice and hes a great character.

Hes obviously gone into Palace and he sold [Wilfried] Zaha, which Im sure is a shame on his part as Im sure he would have liked to work with him for a number of years. But you cant turn that sort of deal down when its Manchester United and its the pinnacle of clubs in England.

Hes said himself he has learned a lot from his various managerial jobs, especially Leicester. He learned a lot in that season. He had just under a season at Leicester and he took a spell out of the game before he resurfaced and he felt he learned a lot from that about himself, about leadership, about the way he wanted to play and he certainly came into Blackpool to good effect.

He got them promoted by the play-offs, got them in the play-offs again and they had a brand of football. It was quite open at both ends, but thats what he believed in, and as a manager you always believe in and have conviction in what you are doing and he certainly did that.

He may see Palace as a bigger and better chance to be promoted to the Premier League, so hes made that decision for himself and its good to see him down in South London with Keith Millen, someone I know well. They are two good people and I think they will do well at Palace - hopefully after Saturday.

Scott Wagstaff

I watched the game on television when we lost 1-0 and I felt we should have got something out of it. The atmosphere on that day was brilliant and hopefully we can have that again on Saturday.

The away fans are always brilliant, especially when we went to Blackburn the other week they were superb. Hopefully we can put on a good performance for them on Saturday.

I understand [the rivalry] because I have been here for so long. I have been here since I was eight and I know what it is like to grow up with Charlton and Palace. Its always a big rivalry as it is with Millwall as well.

Ill be giving 100 per cent for the club, trying to get the three points and hopefully we can do that because we need to get our own back for them taking three points at our place last time.

I remember Dennis Rommedahl scoring in the last minute and Ive got a few Palace fans as mates who will be at the game. Hopefully I can stick one past Palace and give a bit of stick to my mates.

Mile Jedinak

I am sure we will turn it around, weve been playing in a positive way and if we can continue that then the results will start turning in our favour.

Derbies can be a catalyst to turn things around. Weve had a few this season and weve been on the end of some good results, so hopefully we can continue that form and kick-start the season.

Jazz Richards has been with us for a few days, you can see he is enthusiastic. He is a young fella but he has been around the Swansea set up for some time, so hopefully he can get settled in as soon as possible. I am sure he will be a fine asset.

I am at Palace, and I am absolutely happy at being here. As far as I know I am going to here and there is nothing going on at his stage.

The attention with WIlfried has been intense, but now we can move on, we can put it all behind us and were just chuffed for him. He knows he has a job to do in the next six months, and I am sure he will be focussed on the job in hand.

Palace assistant manager Keith Millen

"I saw the challenge on Mile at the time and thought it was an elbow. The video footage shows he (Lee) swung his arm. Sometimes you have to move your arms in football and you catch people, but to do that much damage to someone's face is more than just an arm being put out there.

"That was swung and it was a straight arm swing he's caught him and it's not the first time he's done it. It's just not acceptable, and what annoyed us after the game was the reaction, that there was no remorse from Huddersfield and that's what upset us all.

"For Mile to swell up like that and not to get any remorse from their team angered us it's not the sort of thing you want to see on a football field."

Charlton Athletic - league stats

Position Played Won Drawn Lost Points
12th 29 10 9 10 39

Full league table

Charlton Athletic - current form

Played Won Drawn Lost For Against
8 3 1 4 11 14

Full form table

Last five results

Date Type Home Team Score Away Team  
14/09/2012 League Charlton Athletic 0 - 1 Crystal Palace win
27/01/2009 League Charlton Athletic 1 - 0 Crystal Palace loss
30/09/2008 League Crystal Palace 1 - 0 Charlton Athletic win
08/02/2008 League Charlton Athletic 2 - 0 Crystal Palace loss
01/09/2007 League Crystal Palace 0 - 1 Charlton Athletic loss

All time results

Last meeting

Palace 4-1 Charlton Athletic

Wednesday September 23 2015

Palace: Hennessey, Delaney (Hangeland, 34), Souare, Kelly, Mariappa, Zaha, Ledley, Lee, McArthur (Cabaye, 74), Gayle, Campbell (Bamford, 60)

Subs not used: Bolasie, Puncheon, Sako, Speroni

Goals: Campbell (51), Gayle (pen 59, pen 74, 86)

Bookings: Campbell

Charlton Athletic: Pope, Diarra, Fox, Solly, Sarr, Bergdich, Cousins (Kashi, 65), Kennedy (Gudmundsson, 59), Ba, McAleny (Watt, 72), Ahearne-Grant

Subs not used: Bauer, Mitov, Lennon, Holmes-Dennis

Bookings: Bergdich

Sent off: Diarra (73)

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