Lee expecting no favours from former team-mates
It will be a case of ‘friends reunited’ for Lee Martin this weekend, as Charlton arrive at Portman Road.
The Town midfielder took in an enjoyable loan spell at the Valley in 2010 and despite making a whole host of friends during his time at the Valley, the Londoner isn’t expecting any favours from Chris Powell’s side tomorrow.
“It’s going to be a tough game, like they all are in the Championship and Charlton will need the win as much as we do,” said Lee, speaking to the matchday programme which you can purchase online here.
“Charlton were good to me and I loved my time there. The loan was something I needed a the time and I think it benefitted me massively as a player and a person.
“I think I left there will pretty much all the lads’ numbers, which doesn’t happen too often and I still keep in touch with a lot of people who were there at the same time.
“So it will be good to see a few familiar faces but that will be put aside during the game and we will be going all out to get the win.”
Town boss Paul Jewell is awaiting the results of Paul Taylor’s scan, after the striker was forced off midway through the second-half of Blues’ defeat to Wolves in midweek with an ankle injury. Josh Carson may also come into contention for a place in the squad, whilst Andy Drury will be hoping he can return to the Blues midfield.
Charlton may hand a debut to former Town loanee Ricardo Fuller at Portman Road and he could partner Bradley Wright-Phillips in attack. Another former Blue in the Charlton ranks, Danny Haynes, is expected to miss the game though, as he continues his recovery from injury.
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One to watch
Bradley Wright-Phillips. The stepson of former England and Arsenal striker Ian Wright, Bradley has been making a name of his own in the game since joining Charlton after helping the Addicks to the League One title last year. A powerful, pacey forward, Bradley has the ability to cause problems and will have to watched closely. Began his career alongside brother Shaun at Manchester City, before going on to represent Southampton and Plymouth before arriving at the Valley.
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