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CHARLTON v CITY: OPPOSITION VIEW

8 February 2015

Essential reading on Tuesday night's hosts

CHARLTON ATHLETIC

Nickname: Addicks
Manager: Guy Luzon
2013-14: 18th
Ground: The Valley
Fastest road route from Carrow Road: 116 miles (2 hours 9 minutes)

THE LOWDOWN
Charlton are in the midst of a barren spell in the Sky Bet Championship having won just once in their last 16 league matches.

Saturday's 3-1 defeat to Middlesbrough added to the misery for Addicks fans, who last witnessed their team triumph at Reading on November 8.

"We need to be only positive and leave away what has happened in the past," said boss Guy Luzon after the game at the Riverside. "We need to focus on the future and be positive and bring the attitude which we brought today in the first half."

This is south London club's third consecutive season in English football's second tier after winning the League One title in 2012.


Charlton’s one major trophy came when they won the FA Cup in 1947, and they lead the Canaries in the overall head-to-head record between the two teams, with 33 wins to City’s 26.

They have one former Norwich City player in their ranks: Rhoys Wiggins (2009-10), who only played three times during his short stay in Norfolk.

They won the reverse fixture at Carrow Road 1-0 in September after Johnnie Jackson's late winner.

THE BOSS
Guy Luzon took over as Head Coach at Charlton Athletic in January, following the dismissal of former manager Bob Peeters.

A work permit issue prevented him from taking charge of what would have been his first game against Watford, with the Hornets running out convincing 5-0 winners.

The Israeli enjoyed a brief playing career with Maccabi Petah Tikva, before taking over the side as manager in 2001 while in his mid-20s.


He remained with the Club until 2007, at which point he departed for a short spell in charge of Hapoel Tel Aviv, ahead of returning to Petah Tikva the following year.

Relatively successful stints with Bnei Yehuda and the Israeli Under-21s team came next, with Luzon appointed at Belgian side Standard Liege in 2013.

The 39-year-old left Les Rouches last October, signing an 18-month contract at The Valley just under a month ago.


THE SQUAD
Goalkeepers: Stephen Henderson, Marko Dmitrovic, Neil Etheridge.

Defenders: Lawrie Wilson, Joe Gomez, Milos Veljkovic, Andre Bikey, Oguchi Onyewu, Rhoys Wiggins, Chris Solly, Morgan Fox, Tal Ben Haim, Harry Lennon, Tareiq Holmes-Dennis, Roger Johnson.

Midfielders: Johnnie Jackson (c), Johann Berg Gudmundsson, Frederic Bulot, Franck Moussa, Callum Harriott, Yoni Buyens, Jordan Cousins, Christophe Lepoint.

Forwards: Igor Vetokele, Simon Church, Tony Watt, Karlan Ahearne-Grant.

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