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The Valley (ATT 22,151) 24th September 2011 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: G Scott

Charlton Charlton Athletic vs Chesterfield Chesterfld

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Last Updated: 23/09/11 4:36pm

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Clarke: Hoping to continue form

Clarke: Hoping to continue form

Team news ahead of Saturday's League One clash between Charlton and Chesterfield at The Valley.

Charlton boss Chris Powell hopes to name an unchanged line-up for the home clash.

Powell has stuck with the same starting XI virtually all season and his side lie top of the table following last week's win over Rochdale.

Danny Hollands is expected to be available to keep his place in midfield after his partner gave birth to triplets on Monday.

There will be a change on the bench, however, after midfielder Bradley Pritchard was ruled out for a few weeks with a broken metatarsal.

Former Leicester striker Yann Kermorgant could make the squad for the first time since he arrived at The Valley as a free agent last week, while Spanish midfielder Mikel Alonso is close to fitness after an ankle injury.

Manager John Sheridan may name an unchanged side when Chesterfield make their first trip to The Valley for more than 30 years to face the league leaders.

The Spireites recorded a 4-1 home win over Carlisle last weekend with on-loan striker Leon Clarke scoring a hat-trick.

Clarke's five goals in his first three games since arriving from Swindon has elevated him into exalted company.

The last player to achieve such a feat for the club was Dennis Woodhead during the 1955/56 season - and if Clarke scores on Saturday he will become the first Spireite to hit the back of the net in his first four games since Colin Cook in 1932.

Defenders Dean Holden and Aaron Downes, midfielder Mark Randall and forward Dean Morgan all came through a midweek friendly for the reserves and look set to challenge for places on the bench in south-east London.

Chesterfield have not won at The Valley since May 1933, with their last visit in November 1980 ending in a 1-0 defeat.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 14 32
2 Peterborough United 14 26
3 Preston North End 12 25
4 Milton Keynes Dons 12 23
5 Notts County 13 23
6 Sheffield United 13 23
7 Swindon Town 12 22
8 Oldham Athletic 14 22
9 Rochdale 13 20
10 Chesterfield 13 19
11 Fleetwood Town 14 19
12 Bradford City 14 19
13 Crawley Town 14 17
14 Colchester United 14 16
15 Leyton Orient 13 15
16 Barnsley 13 15
17 Doncaster Rovers 12 14
18 Port Vale 14 13
19 Gillingham 14 13
20 Coventry City 14 13
21 Yeovil Town 14 13
22 Crewe Alexandra 14 13
23 Walsall 14 12
24 Scunthorpe United 14 12