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Preview: Charlton Athletic (A)

21 April 2019

Match Previews

Preview: Charlton Athletic (A)

21 April 2019

United will be hoping to return to winning ways when they visit Charlton Athletic on Easter Monday (3pm kick-off).

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22 April 2019

The Iron head into the match on the back of a first clean sheet in 10 games when they drew 0-0 with Blackpool on Good Friday. Caretaker manager Andy Dawson will be hoping to build on that against the Addicks by clicking a win that could potentially take them up to 16th in the table.

Lee Bowyer’s team were beaten 2-1 at Oxford United on the same day and have already secured a play-off place, sitting fifth in the division.


Right-back Tony McMahon will miss out with a hamstring injury picked up at Shrewsbury a fortnight ago.

Matthew Lund and Jordan Clarke (both knee) are back on the training pitch as the medical staff continue to monitor them.

Elsewhere, Ryan Colclough (knee) is out for the remainder of the season. Rory Watson (arm) is back on the training pitch too but is working towards a return at the start of pre-season in his recovery.


The Iron have beaten Charlton on the last three occasions when the two sides have met, and have a good record against the Addicks over recent years, only losing two of the previous ten games in all competitions. 

The last time the two teams clashed was at Glanford Park back in October and they played out an entertaining game, as the Iron won 5-3. A Cameron Borthwick-Jackson brace and further goals from Charlie Goode, Josh Morris and Stephen Humphrys set Scunthorpe on their way to three points that day.

The last meeting at The Valley also saw the Iron come away with a victory, as an Ivan Toney goal in the 31st minute proved to be enough to separate the two sides in April last year. United will be hoping for a similar result again on Monday. 

2018-19 - Tue 2 Oct LG 1 Iron 5-3 Charlton Goode, Borthwick-Jackson 2, Morris pen, Humphrys
2017-18 - Sat 14 Apr LG 1 Charlton 0-1 Iron Toney
2017-18 - Sat 25 Nov LG 1 Iron 2-0 Charlton Morris 2
2016-17 - Tue 7 Mar LG 1 Charlton 2-1 Iron van Veen
2016-17 - Sat 5 Nov  FAC R1  Charlton 3-1 Iron  Hopper 
2016-17 - Tue 20 Sep  LG 1  Iron 0-0 Charlton   
2011-12 - Sat 17 Mar  LG 1  Iron 1-1 Charlton  Parkin 
2011-12 - Sat 20 Aug  LG 1  Charlton 2-2 Iron  Grant 2 
2007-08 - Sat 2 Feb  CHAMP  Iron 1-0 Charlton  Paterson 
2007-08 - Sat 11 Aug  CHAMP  Charlton 1-1 Iron  Iriekpen 
1972-73 - Sat 10 Feb  DIV 3  Iron 0-2 Charlton   
1972-73 - Sat 16 Sep  DIV 3  Charlton 2-0 Iron   
1963-64 - Sat 4 Apr  DIV 2  Iron 1-1 Charlton  Ellis 
1963-64 - Sat 23 Nov  DIV 2  Charlton 0-1 Iron  Hodgson 
1962-63 - Tue 7 May  DIV 2  Iron 2-0 Charlton  Crawford, Tocknell (og) 
1962-63 - Sat 15 Sep  DIV 2  Charlton 1-0 Iron   
1961-62 - Sat 13 Jan  DIV 2  Charlton 3-3 Iron  Thomas, Hodgson, Hinton (og) 
1961-62 - Fri 1 Sep  DIV 2  Iron 6-1 Charlton  Godfrey 2, Thomas, Marriott, Thorpe, Brownsword 
1960-61 - Tue 11 Apr  DIV 2  Iron 0-0 Charlton   
1960-61 - Sat 20 Aug  DIV 2  Charlton 1-1 Iron  Thomas 
1959-60 - Mon 18 Apr  DIV 2  Charlton 5-2 Iron  Bakes, Donnelly 
1959-60 - Fri 15 Apr  DIV 2  Iron 1-1 Charlton  Haigh 
1958-59 - Sat 4 Apr  DIV 2  Charlton 2-3 Iron  Harburn 2, Waldock 
1958-59 - Sat 15 Nov  DIV 2  Iron 3-3 Charlton  Waldock, Hewle (og), Brownsword 

Our full record against Charlton Athletic is as follows: 

  P W D L F A
Home 12  22 12 
Away 12  16  21 
TOTAL 24  11  10  38  33 


Former Iron striker Lyle Taylor has been in terrific form for Charlton this season and has scored a total of 21 goals in all competitions and has also chipped in with eight assists.

The attacker is also in the race for the League One golden boot, currently sitting in fourth with 18 goals, as he chases down James Collins of Luton Town on 21 in the remaining few games of the campaign.

Taylor previously had a spell at Glanford Park back in 2014/15 when he joined the club from Sheffield United. The striker made 12 appearancs for the Iron and scored three goals, before moving on at the end of the season to link up with AFC Wimbledon. 

From there, he signed a contract with Charlton in the summer of 2018 and hasn't looked back since, making a name for himself as one of League One's most prolific strikers in Lee Bowyer's side. 

The striker will be sure to keep the Iron defence on their toes on Monday, as he will be keen to add to his goalscoring tally.


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