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MR BROWN'S BOYS

08-Sep 04:21, by Ketts

Phil Brown will bring his Southend side to The Valley on Saturday.

Southend have made a solid - if unspectacular - start to the season, with a win‎, a defeat and three draws to their name.

They are in talks with former Addicks midfielder, Josh Wright, who may sign in time to face his old club.

Karl Robinson will have Josh Magennis and Jay Dasilva available again following the international break, and they look certain to return to the starting line-up.

Karlan Ahearne-Grant had to be taken off at Oldham and may miss this game, while Ben Reeves will not be considered as Robinson explained:‎

"Id like to think he (Reeves) will be in the squad by a week on Saturday, and then well start looking to do another intense programme at the back-end of next week not having a midweek game."

Rangers loanee, Joe Dodoo, scored on his debut at Boundary Park and Robinson was surprised at his ability:

"‎Hes quick, hes raw, hes ruthless when he gets into the final third, even in training the other day.

"What Ive been very surprised with him, is for a big boy who is that quick, I didnt expect his feet to be that good. Hes got great feet, really good in tight areas.

"Someone who possesses that much power and pace, thats not always something that comes along with them. Hes been excellent, hes fitted into the group really well."

Dodoo is an ideal player to bring on against a tiring‎ defence, and is likely to make his Valley bow from the bench.

Charlton could line-up like this:

Amos; Solly, Bauer, Pearce, Dasilva; Kashi, Forster-Caskey, Fosu, Clarke, Holmes, Magennis.

Subs: Phillips, Konsa, Sarr, Jackson, Aribo, ‎Dodoo, Hackett-Fairchild.

‎The referee will be Gavin Ward from Surrey.

The Addicks will be hoping‎ to extend the Shrimpers' barren run in SE7 and add another three points to their tally.

 

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