Charlton Athletic enter the weekend under the direction of caretaker manager Johnnie Jackson - a former player for the club is now enjoying his second stint as caretaker manager for the Addicks in the past eight months.
The team currently sits 22nd in the Sky Bet League One table with 12 points. The Addicks do seem to be enjoying the “new manager bounce” as they defeated Sunderland away at the Stadium of Light last weekend in what was Jackson’s first game in charge.
Charlton have taken six points from the last five league matches and, in all competitions, they have won five, lost eight and drawn two in the last 15 matches across all competitions. In the league, the Addicks enter the weekend with three wins, eight losses and three draws this season. However, two of the three wins have come against teams at or near the bottom of the table, with the Sunderland victory last weekend serving as the exception.
When it comes to clean sheets, Charlton Athletic has collected three so far and have failed to score three times. They were held to a 0-0 draw to begin the year against Sheffield Wednesday, followed by a 1-0 defeat at home to AFC Wimbledon three days later. Since suffering a 2-0 loss to Wigan on 21 September, the Addicks have gone 12 games on the bounce scoring at least one goal.
Charlton has yet to get Conor Washington firing. He serves as the top returning goal scorer from the 2020/21 season with 11 goals. The loss of Chuks Aneke over the summer transfer window has left the door open for others to try step up in the goal scoring department, most notably Jayden Stockley who currently leads the team with five goals. He has scored in each of the last two games for the Addicks, while teammates Josh Davison, Jonathan Leko and Sam Lavelle have each registered a pair of goals this season for the Addicks.
Since 2013/14, the two sides have met on 11 occasions, including five times during the 2018/19 season. The head-to-head is pretty even: Charlton have five wins, Rovers have four wins and there were two draws.