Millwall's League One opposition: Charlton Athletic

Name: Charlton Athletic

Manager: Russell Slade

Ground + Capacity: The Valley – 27,111

Sat Nav Post Code: SE7 8BL

Nearest Train Station: Charlton

Odds: 12/1

Last Meeting: Millwall 2-1 Charlton Athletic – 03/04/15

Club Website: www.cafc.co.uk/

OUR next opposition need no introduction.

After one season apart, Millwall and Charlton Athletic will renew acquaintances in 2016-17 – however, this time, it will be in League One.

A disastrous campaign which saw multiple managerial changes, 24 defeats and fan unrest saw the Addicks relegated from the Championship along with MK Dons and Bolton Wanderers.

Former Yeovil and Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade is the man charged with beginning the Charlton revolution.

But life in the third tier won't come easy for the south London outfit.

At 12/1, they are installed among the favourites for the League One title, but there is sure to be competition at the summit from the likes of Bolton, Bradford and Millwall, amongst others.

There is sure to be much change at The Valley between now and the big kick-off on August 6, but one thing that will remain is the rivalry between the Addicks and the Lions.

Millwall historically hold the upper hand over their south London rivals – Charlton have not defeated them since 1996.

Victories over the last decade have included a 4-0 win at The Den in 2010, plus two consecutive away wins in 2013 (2-0 in March and 1-0 in September).

With local bragging rights up for grabs, there is sure to be a large crowd and a electric atmosphere on both occasions.

 

Mark Litchfield

(@IAmTheLitch)