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Charlton predicted XI to face Nottingham Forest

Charlton Athletic will have been left frustrated by the fact they lost 3-1 against Stoke City, which taints the previous 2-1 win against Barnsley.

It also leaves the Addicks in a vulnerable position, as they now sit just one place and four points above the relegation zone ahead of their clash with Nottingham Forest.

This will have Lee Bowyer desperate to get a positive result against the high-flyers, who are positioned fourth in the table.

With that in mind, he may make the big decision to revert to a back five, while also making two changes in personnel from the loss against Stoke.

Dillon Phillips, Tom Lockyer and Jason Pearce all keep their places in the side from the game at the bet365 Stadium.

They are joined alongside Naby Sarr, who came out of the team that faced the Potters, as Bowyer opted to use four at the back, as opposed to three centre-backs.

Adam Matthews continues to start, having done so for the last six consecutive games, moving from right-back to right-wing-back.

It may seem harsh for Ben Purrington to miss out after scoring the Addicks’ only goal against Stoke, but Alfie Doughty comes in at left-wing-back, having replaced the 23-year-old on Saturday.

Bowyer may be tempted to stick with the same midfield unit as the previous game, as David Davis, Darren Pratley and Josh Cullen all start again, after the former put in a quietly encouraging performance against Stoke.

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Macauley Bonne is available for the game, as reported by London News Online, but while this is exciting news, he will not be in a position to start.

This leaves Andre Green to partner the talismanic Lyle Taylor in Charlton’s front line, in the hope that they will be able to take something away from the City Ground.

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