Two sides currently sitting in the bottom half of the SkyBet League One table go head-to-head on Saturday lunchtime when Swindon Town face Charlton Athletic at The County Ground.

The home side have won just one of their last seven league matches and find themselves in the relegation zone while Charlton Athletic are some way behind the division’s top six although their form has improved in recent weeks.

Swindon Town go into Saturday’s clash with former Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood having been appointed the club’s director of football. On the pitch, The Robins have doubts over defender Nathan Thompson and midfielder Sean Murray who are both struggling with knocks. Town manager Luke Williams could rotate the squad after the club’s midweek fixture in the EFL Trophy.

Charlton Athletic arrive in Wiltshire without Josh Magennis, Jordan Botaka and Ademola Lookman who are all away on international duty. Experienced defender Jason Pearce and midfielder Ricky Holmes are both battling against injury problems and could face late fitness tests to determine whether they are able to feature.

The Addicks lost on penalties to Colchester United in the EFL Trophy in midweek but a number of those players who played in that match have put down their claims for inclusion at The County Ground.

Swindon Town last faced Charlton Athletic in a league match on home soil back on 2 November 2010 with The Addicks running out 3-0 winners on that occasion.


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