Dec 3, 2013 at 8pm UK at ​Madejski Stadium
CharltonCharlton Athletic
Sharp (13')
Kelly (29'), Gorkss (71')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Morrison (27')

Preview: Reading vs. Charlton Athletic

A general view of the Madejski Stadium, home to Reading FC, on December 10, 2011
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Sports Mole looks ahead to the Championship match on Tuesday night between Reading and Charlton Athletic.

Reading will be looking to cement their place in the Championship's top six by defeating Charlton Athletic on Tuesday night.

The Royals moved into the playoff places by edging out Nottingham Forest 3-2 on Friday night.

Manager Nigel Adkins won't be able to start the same side again as Chris Gunter was sent off for two bookings at the City Ground, with Shaun Cummings likely to come in at right-back.

Visitors Charlton have lost three of their last four and go into tomorrow night's match on the back of a 1-0 home defeat to Ipswich Town.

Despite the loss, boss Chris Powell is likely to start the same XI. First-choice goalkeeper Ben Hamer may return from a knee injury, but if he is not fit, then Ben Alnwick will continue between the sticks.

It is five years since these two were in the same division and that term there were 10 goals in the two games.

Recent form

Reading: WDDLDW

Charlton: LWLLWD

Possible starting lineups

Reading: McCarthy; Cummings, Pearce, Gorkss, Kelly; Williams, Guthrie Obita; McCleary, Pogrebnyak, Robson-Kanu

Charlton: Alnwick; Wilson, Morrison, Dervite, Wiggins; Stewart, Stephens, Jackson, Cousins; Kermorgant, Church

Sports Mole says: 3-1

A general view of the exterior of The Valley before the Pre Season Friendly match between Charlton Athletic and Inverness Caledonian Thistle at the Valley on July 27, 2013
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