The Sky Blues take on Charlton Athletic in their first away fixture of the 2022/23 Professional Development League.
Venue: Princes Park Stadium
Date: Tuesday 30th August 2022
Competition: Professional Development League
The winners of the first Professional Development League in 2013, Charlton will be looking to become the first side to win two titles.
The Addicks have started the season well, winning their first three games and currently sit first in the Southern Section of the division.
Charlton have scored 13 goals in their opening three fixtures, picking up victories against Burnley, Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday.
17 year-old striker Daniel Kanu has been the starring figure in the side this season and is the Addicks top scorer.
Coach: Danny Senda
Beginning his coaching career with Brentford in 2013, Senda has enjoyed roles with Barnet and Leyton Orient, before joining the Addicks in 2021.
Senda was a defender when he played the game, appearing for Wycombe Wanderers, Millwall, Torquay, Bristol Rovers and Barnet, retiring in 2012 to focus on coaching.
The 41-year-old will be hoping for a successful season this year round, as he looks to build during his second year at the helm.
Burnley U21 1-3 Charlton Athletic U21
Charlton Athletic U21 5-3 Sheffield United U21
Sheffield Wednesday U21 0-5 Charlton Athletic U21
Last Time We Met:
It was an eventful outing last time the Sky Blues took on Charlton, with a late comeback helping City come away with a point.
Aaron Evans-Harriott had put the Sky Blues in front after just seven minutes, in what would be the only goal of the first half.
However, a 20-minute turnaround in the second half saw the Addicks turn the tables and take a 3-1 lead heading into the final five minutes.
But City wouldn’t give up and they found a way back in from the penalty spot when captain Jonny Ngandu pulled one back in the 87th minute.
Then, deep into injury time, Will Bapaga popped up with an equaliser with the last kick of the game.