Saints v Charlton Match Preview
St Mary's Stadium
Sat April 10th 2010
Saints host Charlton in a must win game for both teams. Saints are still striving to do the impossible and close the gap to 6th place and Charlton are still vying for an automatic promotion place.
Southampton Team News:
Radhi jaidi is out for a couple of weeks. David Connolly hopes to be ready and Wayne Thomas is on his way back.
Player to watch: Lee Barnard
I feel Lee will have a good game on saturday as Saints will surely play better against this Charlton side that is still in the hunt for automatic promotion.
Charlton Athletic Team News:
Deon Burton is expected to return. Captain Nick Bailey could be back after coming onas a sub on monday.Keeper Rob Elliot is likely to miss out as are Kelly Youga, Grant Basey and Leon McKenzie who are slowly heading back.
Player to watch: Nick Bailey
The captain could start in a massive six pointer. His steadying influence will help his team.
Head to Head
Southampton have a good record overall against Charlton at home.
However over the last couple of seasons Saints have drawn away and lost at home to the Addicks in league games.
This season we have drawn away in the league and won 2-1 in the JPT.
Mr Grant Hegley assisted by Mr S Knapp & Mr L Swabey 4th Official Mr C Powell
This is a tough game as we found when we played the Addicks in the JPT. 3-2
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