CHARL­TON FANS AIM FOR VAL­LEY DAY OF PROTEST

The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP -

FUM­ING Charl­ton Ath­letic fans plan to make their voices heard when the Ad­dicks take on al­ready-rel­e­gated Swin­don this af­ter­noon. Mid-ta­ble Charl­ton have failed to de­liver fol­low­ing rel­e­ga­tion from the Cham­pi­onship and fans, frus­trated with how Bel­gian owner Roland Duchatelet is run­ning the club, are plan­ning a ma­jor pre-match demon­stra­tion out­side The Val­ley be­fore the game.

The Coali­tion Against Roland Duchatelet (CARD) is urg­ing fans to turn up an hour be­fore kick-off in black and white, even if they plan to boy­cott the match it­self.

How­ever, CARD are hop­ing fans will pack into the ground for the sea­son-fi­nale.

A CARD spokesper­son said: “For this one game, we are urg­ing ev­ery Charl­ton fan to come and take back The Val­ley by sheer weight of num­bers.

“Let’s make it a day that will go down in his­tory as a mas­sive demon­stra­tion that the only pos­si­ble way for­ward for the club is un­der new own­er­ship, with a new board and with a new chief ex­ec­u­tive.”

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Scun­thorpe United. The Sky Blues climbed off the bot­tom of the ta­ble with a 1-0 home win against Wal­sall last week and will be keen to avoid the wooden spoon by fin­ish­ing ahead of Ch­ester­field.

Scun­thorpe’s chances of au­to­matic pro­mo­tion ended last week­end even though they won at Swin­don, who were rel­e­gated in the process.

The Iron lie fourth ahead of the match and Gra­ham Alexan­der’s men will be keen to stay ahead of fifth-place Brad­ford to en­sure a home semi-fi­nal sec­ond leg. They could well meet the Ban­tams in the play-offs.

AFC Wim­ble­don have gone off the boil in re­cent weeks but will aim to fin­ish on a high against

Old­ham, who are safe from the threat of rel­e­ga­tion after re­turn­ing man­ager John Sheridan in­spired an im­pres­sive up­turn in their for­tunes in the sec­ond half of the sea­son.

The Dons have had a de­cent first sea­son in the third tier and lie a com­fort­able 15th go­ing into this af­ter­noon’s home game. A vic­tory could see them earn a top-half fin­ish – and also end up above bit­ter ri­vals MK

Dons for the first time in a league cam­paign.

MK head into to­day’s match at fel­low mid-ta­ble side Wal­sall in 12th place, two points above AFC Wim­ble­don.

There should be a re­laxed at­mos­phere when

Ox­ford host Shrews­bury. The U’s lie ninth go­ing into the fi­nal fix­ture fol­low­ing an im­pres­sive show­ing on their re­turn to the third tier but can­not qual­ify for the post-sea­son.

Shrews­bury are just three points clear of fourth-bot­tom Port Vale, who oc­cupy the fi­nal rel­e­ga­tion place, but are all but safe. Their goal dif­fer­ence is ten bet­ter than Vale’s, mean­ing it would take a mirac­u­lous turn of events for the Shrews to go down.

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