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Tony: Charlton have plenty of quality

The boss is wary of the threat the Londoners have in their armoury

15 December 2017

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Rovers manager Tony Mowbray knows exactly what to expect when Charlton Athletic come to Ewood Park this weekend.

In charge of the Addicks is ex-Rovers coach Karl Robinson, and although the Londoners haven't had the best of results in recent weeks, Tony's wary of the threat Robinson's side pose.

"I expect Charlton to be right up at the top end of the league come the end of the season," Mowbray admitted.

"They have an experienced manager, they have good players, have speed, have size and some good loan players as well.

"They lost at home in the last game against Portsmouth and I imagine they had plenty of the ball, were knocking at the door and lost 1-0. It was probably similar to our defeat at home to AFC Wimbledon."

And Tony has already identified one of Charlton's main threats - an international team-mate of Rovers' midfielder Corry Evans.

"They have a big man up front in Northern Ireland international Josh Magennis," Tony confessed.

"He's a strong boy who will be a threat and are very strong at the back. They also have full backs who bomb on and attack.

"We have to make them feel our strengths and quality on the day."

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