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Caretaker boss Jackson: My first home game, against Doncaster, will be difficult

Charlton host fellow strugglers Doncaster tomorrow in what pundits usually call a “six-pointer”.

Richie Wellens’ Rovers sit a place below the Addicks, with a point less, after their 1-1 home draw with Cambridge United on Tuesday.

And with almost a third of the season gone, it is an opportunity for both sides to pull away from the drop zone – only bottom-placed Crewe, on just eight points, sit lower than the two teams.

Doncaster are the only club in the division to fail to take a single point in their last eight away games.

But – as Charlton boss Johnnie Jackson knows after Saturday’s win at Sunderland – sometimes troubled teams can rip up the form book.

Doncaster are ninth in the home form table over their last four matches – and grabbed a 3-1 victory at The Valley just 12 months ago.

Jackson said: “It will be a tough game as they’re all tough games in this competitive league.

“We might have beaten Sunderland last Saturday but we will not take anything for granted.

“I hope we can take confidence from that result.

“If we can go up to the Stadium of Light and win, then we are capable of of beating any team.

“Doncaster are down near the bottom and struggling. They are a club we want to put some distance between us and them.

“We will be going into it thinking we can win but knowing it’s a tough task.

“We will do our homework and come up with a plan as to how we might be able to to win.”

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