Derby County v Charlton Athletic team line-ups: Conor Gallagher fit enough to start at Pride Park

BY RICHARD CAWLEY

Conor Gallagher is fit enough to start for Charlton Athletic at Derby County – but Lyle Taylor and Adam Matthews drop to the bench.

Chelsea loanee Gallagher (pictured) went off with a knock in the closing stages of the Boxing Day win over Bristol City.

Chris Solly and Ben Purrington both come into the Addicks’ starting line-up at Pride Park.

The Addicks are still without the likes of Jonny Williams, Jonathan Leko, Jake Forster-Caskey, Chuks Aneke, Lewis Page, Beram Kayal, Tomer Hemed, Erhun Oztumer and George Lapslie.

Lyle Taylor
Inset photos: Sean Gosling

Derby are unbeaten in their last seven home league games against Charlton – winning four of them. The Addicks were 3-0 winners at The Valley in the reverse fixture on October 19 – the last time they kept a clean sheet – and are hoping to do a league double over their opponents tonight for the first time since the 1983-84 season.

Derby County: Hamer, Wisdom, Bielik, Waghorn, Marriott, Clarke, Holmes, Lowe, Davies, Knight, Bird. Subs: Roos, Forsyth, Dowell, Martin, Sibley, Malone, Whittaker.

Charlton Athletic: Phillips, Solly, Lockyer, Pratley, Sarr, Purrington, Pratley, Oshilaja, Morgan, Doughty, Bonne, Subs: Maynard-Brewer, Matthews, Pearce, Taylor, Ledley, Dempsey, Davison.

MAIN PICTURE: PAUL EDWARDS


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