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Stat pack: Charlton Athletic

24 February 2014

Ahead of the Owls’ FA Cup clash against Charlton this evening, gives the low down on the opposition:

Charlton picked up their first win in the Championship since Boxing Day on Saturday, defeating QPR 1-0 at The Valley.

It was a crucial win for the Addicks who are now one point from safety.

Charlton signed Marcus Tudgay on loan until the end of the season last week, but the ex-Owls striker has not been permitted to feature in the FA Cup.

Defender Rhoys Wiggins made his return on Saturday from a hamstring injury and is likely to be involved at Hillsborough.

Goalkeeper Ben Hamer (ankle) is yet to make his return to action, with Yohann Thuram-Ulien deputising on loan from Standard Liege.

Long term absentees Chris Solly and Leon Cort are both set to miss out in S6.

Simon Church is the club’s top scorer with four strikes coming in the Championship, two in the Capital One Cup and one in the FA Cup.

Church’s goal proved to be the winner in the FA Cup fourth round tie with Huddersfield at The John Smith’s Stadium.

Also chipping in..

Johnnie Jackson has hit four goals in the Championship this season.

Charlton skipper Jackson is a key player for Chris Powell’s side and came up with the goods last time out against QPR.

With results elsewhere going against Charlton, Jackson won the game in injury time, heading into the net at the back stick to spark scenes of joy at The Valley.

Church has four assists to his name this season and Jackson sits just behind on three.

Lawrie Wilson and Wiggins have also chipped in with five assists between them this season.

Michael Morrison - 34

Simon Church - 33

Lawrie Wilson - 32

Jordan Cousins – 29

Loic Nego from Roma – January 2014

Reza Ghoochanneijhad from Standard Liege – January 2014

Piotr Parzyszek from De Graafschap – January 2014

Yohann Thuram-Ulien (loan) from Standard Liege – January 2014

Anil Koc (loan) from Standard Liege – January 2014

Astrit Ajdarevic (loan) – January 2014

Bradley Pritchard, Wiggins, Jackson and Wilson have all picked up a red card this season.

Morrison and Jackson have both been cautioned on five occasions each.

Charlton posted an important win over QPR on Saturday after their previous three Championship fixtures had all ended in defeat to Birmingham, Wigan and Doncaster.

Charlton 1-0 QPR
Charlton 0-2 Birmingham
Wigan 2-1 Charlton
Doncaster 3-0 Charlton
Huddersfield 0-1 Charlton (FA Cup)

Record at home – played 14; won four, drawn four, lost six

On the road – played 15; won two, drawn five, lost eight

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