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Match Preview: Yeovil Town v. Charlton Athletic

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By Alex O'Loughlin
February 4 2011

After exiting the bottom four on Tuesday night the Glovers will be looking to continue their surge up the table when they take on Charlton Athletic at Huish Park.

2011 has been good to the Green and Whites so far, seeing them win five, draw two, and lose just the once, in a run of form seeing them leave the relegation zone for the first time in just over three months as they currently lie in 17th position. 

However, that run has included wins over teams struggling for form, and the Addicks will pose a different problem as they have only lost twice in thirteen league matches winning their last two, seeing them position 8th in nPower League One. 

Chris Powell has recently taken charge of Charlton and he wasted no time in wringing the changes, making the most of the January transfer market. Arriving at the Valley are on-loan duo Nathan Ecclestone (Liverpool) and Federico Bessone (Leeds), as well as capturing the signing of top goal scorer Bradley Wright-Phillips from cash struck Plymouth Argyle. 

In terms of injuries Yeovil will be sweating it out over the fitness of Dean Bowditch, as the striker limped off in mid-week with an injury. Craig Alcock has reportedly been back in training this week, although it is unlikely that he will feature in any form. 

Charlton will travel without Kelly Youga and Chris Solly, and are likely to name an unchanged squad aslong as Bessone can overcome a hamstring injury which forced him off on Tuesday night. 

The reverse fixture saw Yeovil lose out 3-2, with Paul Huntington receiving a straight red card in an incident seeing Charlton score the winning goal from the penalty spot. 

Tickets are available on the day but if you are not travelling to Huish Park you can listen to the game on BBC Radio Somerset 99.5FM with a match report following later on Glover Lover. 

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