WATCH OUT FOR CHARL­TON’S CHARG­ERS

The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP -

WITH all the pre-match talk un­sur­pris­ingly cen­tred around Wat­ford, and what has re­ally been go­ing on inside Ital­ian cor­ri­dors, it’s all too easy to for­get Charl­ton are knock­ing on the play-off door.

For a side so unin­spir­ing to watch for much of last term, the Addicks are un­beaten and have crept up un­no­ticed into fifth.

They’re good at home, too – some­thing they could not boast last term, de­spite sur­viv­ing rel­e­ga­tion back to League One.

Un­der Bob Peeters, they have di­rec­tion. No big names, but a squad full of play­ers ready to do bat­tle with higher-pedi­gree op­po­nents. The big Bel­gian has sculpted a side ready to sur­prise.

Derby County and Wi­gan – two of the big tips for pro­mo­tion – have al­ready found that out.

Add Wat­ford to that list. It’s fair to say the Hor­nets had most of the ball, but the re­sult? The same as when the other fan­cied clubs turned up.

“Yes, we may not have been spo­ken about too much, but I have trust in my play­ers,” said Peeters.

STAR MAN STEPH

EN HENDE

RSON Charlto

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