30 December 2019 20:45
BY RICHARD CAWLEY Conor Gallagher is fit enough to start for Charlton Athletic at Derby County – but Lyle Taylor and Adam Matthews drop to the bench. Chelsea loanee Gallagher went off with a knock in the closing stages of the Boxing Day win over Bristol City. Chris Solly and Ben Purrington both come into the Addicks' starting line-up at Pride Park. The Addicks are still without the likes of Jonny Williams, Jonathan Leko, Jake Forster-Caskey, Chuks Aneke, Lewis Page, Beram Kayal, Tomer Hemed, Erhun Oztumer and George Lapslie. Derby are unbeaten in their last seven home league games against Charlton – winning four of them.
The Addicks were 3-0 winners at The Valley in the reverse fixture on October 19 – the last time they kept a clean sheet – and are hoping to do a league double over their opponents tonight for the first time since the 1983-84 season.