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Preview: Charlton Athletic v Bristol City

Charlton Athletic v Bristol City
Sky Bet Championship
The Valley
Saturday, February 6th (3pm)

Bristol City travel to face Charlton Athletic in a must-win game this Saturday (3pm).

All you need to know about Charlton can be found below.

CHARLTON ATHLETIC
After two heavy defeats (5-0 v Huddersfield Town and 6-0 v Hull City), the Addicks have regrouped and picked up four points in their last two fixtures. A respectable draw against Paul Lambert’s Blackburn Rovers was followed by the hammering of Rotherham United on the road. It ended Charlton’s 11-match winless run and coincides with the return of head coach Jose Riga. Deadline day saw two new arrivals at the Valley - defender Rod Fanni from Qatari side Al-Arabi and Arsenal striker Yaya Sanogo - both of whom could make their debut against City tomorrow.

HEAD COACH
Jose Riga - Belgian head coach who has been in charge of ten clubs since 1991. The 58-year-old most notably managed Standard Liege for a season before a spell with Charlton in 2014. Riga kept the London side in the Championship but left for pastures new at the end of the 2013/14 season and took the job at Blackpool. It proved unsuccessful and after brief spells with Standard Liege again, and Metz, Riga was appointed Charlton head coach for a second time and oversaw the club’s first win in 11 last week.

STAR MAN
Simon Makienok - Danish striker on loan at the Valley from Italian side Palermo. The 25-year-old scored 22 goals in 54 games back for HB Køge before a €550K to Brondby IF in 2012. The big frontman spent two years with the Danish Superliga club netting 35 goals to earn himself a multi-million pound move to Palermo. However, Makienok couldn’t find form with the Serie A side and made just four appearances before being sent on loan to Charlton. Makienok is the Addicks’ top scorer with five league goals.

OFFICIALS
Michael Jones is the man in the middle. He will be assisted by Lee Betts and Daniel Robathan. Keith Hill is the fourth official.

TICKETS
Pay on the day for away supporters.

LAST TIME OUT
Bristol City 1-1 Charlton Athletic - An injury-time equaliser from Harry Lennon saw Charlton snatch a point at Ashton Gate. Nathan Baker scored his first goal for City with a back post header in first-half stoppage time, but Lennon restored parity with one of the final kicks of the game, striking past a helpless Frank Fielding.

LAST SEASON
Sky Bet Championship: 12th
FA Cup: Third round (lost to Blackburn Rovers)
Capital One Cup: Second round (lost to Derby County)

DID YOU KNOW?
Charlton won the FA Cup in 1947 with a 1-0 win over Burnley.