BY RICHARD CAWLEY
Charlton Athletic manager Lee Bowyer has made three changes for tonight’s home game against Huddersfield Town – with the Tom Lockyer making an instant return after serving a one-match suspension.
The Wales international missed Saturday’s 1-0 loss at Middlesbrough after collecting five bookings.
And Lockyer looks set to form a three-man defence tonight with Naby Sarr also brought into the side. Chris Solly is the final switch and is expected to play at right wing-back.
The players to make way are Deji Oshilaja, Adam Matthews and Joe Ledley. The trio are all on the bench.
Charlton are winless in eight Championship matches and are looking to avoid a fourth straight league reverse – the last time they did lose that many in a row was March 2017.
It is a first SE7 return for Karlan Grant since the frontman was sold to Huddersfield Town in last January’s transfer window.
The Greenwich-born forward has been directly involved in 59 per cent of the Terriers’ 22 league goals this season – netting 11 and assisting two. That is the highest ratio of any player in the Championship.
Charlton: Phillips, Solly, Sarr, Lockyer, Pearce, Purrington, Pratley, Gallagher, Doughty, Bonne, Leko. Subs: Maynard-Brewer, Matthews, Oshilaja, Taylor, Ledley, Morgan, Vennings.
Huddersfield Town: Grabara, Hogg, Bacuna, Kachunga, Grant, Koroma, Mounie, Schindler, Gorenc Stankovic, Hadergjonaj, Edmunds-Green.
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