AFC Wimbledon v Rotherham preview
Bolton will be without both Mark Davies and Matt Mills when
Charlton visit the Reebok Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Both Davies and Mills picked up injuries in the Trotters’ 2-2
draw to Huddersfield last Saturday and are now set for extended
spells on the sidelines.
The club confirmed via their Twitter account that Davies, who
landed awkwardly during the clash with the Terriers, will miss
three months after having surgery on a shoulder injury.
Mills, meanwhile, came off five minutes before the end in that
contest with a thigh injury which will now keep him out for six
It is a bitter blow to manager Dougie Freedman who is already
without long-term absentees David Wheater and Josh Vela (both
Midfielder Stuart Holden is back in training from his knee
injury although he is still a couple of months away from a return
to first-team action.
Dan Seaborne should return to the Charlton squad.
The defender, who has extended his loan spell from Southampton
on a week-by-week basis, missed last weekend’s 2-2 draw against
Brighton through illness.
Seaborne will be expected to go straight back into the side with
Charlton having not conceded a goal in the four games he has played
since moving to The Valley.
Frontman Ricardo Fuller is close to returning from a hamstring
injury but full-backs Cedric Evina (knee) and Rhoys Wiggins
(metatarsal) are still out.
Striker Leon Clarke is back with the Addicks after completing
his loan spell at Scunthorpe and goalkeeper John Sullivan has also
returned to south-east London following his stint with Colchester,
but midfielder Eggert Jonsson has gone back to Wolves.
Steven Gregory is set to return to the AFC Wimbledon squad.
Gregory missed last weekend’s 1-1 draw at fellow strugglers
Barnet through illness but has recovered in time for what will be
the final match of his three-month loan spell from Bournemouth.
However, fellow midfielder Jonathan Meades is a doubt for the
match after picking up a knee injury during the first half at
Top scorer Byron Harrison is poised to return the starting
line-up after a back problem restricted him to a substitute
appearance against the Bees.
On-loan West Ham forward Paul McCallum completes a three-match
ban while midfielders Sammy Moore and Rashid Yussuff and striker
Jason Prior remain on the casualty list.
Rotherham are expected to have Ian Sharps at their disposal.
The Millers skipper had to go off during last weekend’s 2-1
defeat to Gillingham with a broken nose, but he is expected to play
through the pain barrier.
Utility man Mark Bradley has recovered from a groin injury and
will return to the squad after Tuesday’s FA Cup second-round replay
postponement at Notts County gave him extra time to return to
He should come back in at right-back, with Johnny Mullins set to
Elsewhere, there are unlikely to be too many other changes to
the squad that boss Steve Evans named for that game at Meadow
Goalkeeper Scott Shearer (knee) and forward Kieran Agard (thigh)
will be in the squad again, though are unlikely to make the
Dale Tonge (knee/ankle), Lionel Ainsworth (shoulder), Craig
Morgan (foot) and David Noble (ankle) are now the only occupants of
the treatment room.