Charlton Athletic will play at Wembley for the first time in 21 years when they face Sunderland – the last team they played at the old stadium back in 1998 – in the League One play-off final on Sunday.
The Addicks needed penalties to see off Doncaster Rovers at the semi-final stage, with their 1-0 win at the Keepmoat Stadium being followed up by a 3-2 defeat at The Valley against the Yorkshire outfit.
Midfielder Jonny Williams was an unused substitute for the first leg, but played the final 25 minutes of extra time in south London last week, and Charlton supporters have been discussing the Welshman on the Charlton Life forum.
The 25-year-old is clearly one of the club’s most talented and energetic players as he showed when he was introduced on Friday, and he has certainly left a big impression on the Athletic faithful ahead of the trip across the capital.
They probably are, yes.
Lionel Messis have been spotted at The Valley, Boundary Park and even in Wales in the video below…
First things first, it depends on what formation manager Lee Bowyer intends to play at Wembley.
While the 3-5-2 worked wonders away at Doncaster, it was a different story on their own patch when the former Premier League player decided to stick with that winning formula, rather than switching back to the 4-4-2 diamond he had often used at The Valley previously.
Sunderland are a tough team to beat as well with some decent midfielders – Grant Leadbitter and Lee Cattermole to name but two – and it may well be something of a battle in the centre of the park on Sunday.
Williams is a player made for those sorts of situations, and with the experience he has he should be in the XI for the clash against Jack Ross’ men.