Countdown – Charlton Athletic

To begin our countdown to the new season, which starts in 11 days – RoversChat will be looking at the teams that Rovers will be facing in the 2017/18 season. The second of two teams we will look at today is Charlton Athletic…

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Name: Charlton Athletic

Manager: Karl Roberts

Ground Name: The Valley

Capacity: 27,111

Star Player: Mark Marshall

Players in: Jay Da Silva, Mark Marshall, Billy Clarke, Tarique Fosu, Naby Sarr, Mikhail Kennedy

Players out: Adam Chicksen, Christian Ceballos, Dimitar Mitov, Nicky Ajose, Roger Johnson, Jorge Teixeira

Founded in 1905, Charlton Athletic are preparing for the second season in the the third tier since relegation in 2016. After an underwhelming first season back in League One, finishing in 13th position, Charlton will be hoping to better that this season and push towards the playoffs .

The addition of ex-Bradford man, Mark Marshall, is sure to excite fans and the Valley faithful will be hoping that he can recapture the form that helped Bradford reach the play-off final.

Whether they will be able to push on this season remains to be seen. With some astute additions, the expectations are high and fans will be hoping for an improvement on an underwhelming first season back in the third tier.

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