Preston North End are looking for their fifth consecutive victory at The Valley in the Carling Cup tonight, having beaten Yeovil 4-3 at the weekend. They have won five games and drawn one since losing to Colchester on the opening day.
Prestion potentially face seven matches in three weeks, so manager Phil Brown may rest some players. Striker Iain Hume is expected to be rested. He played against Yeovil 36 hours after playing for Canada. On the whole the squad is a quality one and fears about a lack of confidence have now been overcome.
The Addicks are expected to field a much changed side. Danny Green has now recovered from his illness and Leon Cort could make his debut for the Addicks. Bover may well appear, but Benson still has a problem with his broken finger.
This is the first time the two sides have faced each other in the League Cup. They last met in the Championship in March 2009, a game that ended 0-0 at The Valley. The two clubs have played each other 68 times with Preston winning 31 and Charlton 23, although some of those would have been in the days of Tom Finney.
We can expect a competitive game which may well be drawn at full time.