For the first time in quite a while I am really, really looking forward to a Saturday at The Valley.
I’m sure that Johnnie Jackson will receive a fantastic reception and in turn, hopefully that’ll translate in to another fine performance on the pitch.
To date, last Saturday aside, the football has been dire and however a nice a man as Adkins may be, one has to accept that he wasn’t up to the task. I don’t think it was all his fault but his team and game management was awful.
The atmosphere tomorrow should be great and it’d be wonderful if there’s plenty to cheer about. We ought to fancy our chances against a struggling Donny side and one that played midweek when we didn’t.
Should we emerge with the 3 points, let’s hope the Rovers manager is a tad more gracious than the odious Lee Johnson. I’m sure it’s much to his disappointment (and seemingly a number of misguided Sunderland fans) that Stockley is available to play!
Donny haven’t won on the road in the league this season and that ought to give further confidence in the Addicks achieving a home win.
The injury to Sam Lavelle and he’ll be a big miss. I hope he has a speedy recovery and to see him back on the pitch soon following his op.
One assumes that Pearce replacing him will be the only change from the eleven that performed so magnificently last Saturday.
Getting the 3 points is the most important thing tomorrow of course but a decent display and a convincing win would be great too. We don’t want much eh?
That would be marvellous though and it would mean that can truly start to enjoy our football again.
Come On You Reds!