Championship preview: Charlton Athletic

Johnnie Jackson
Johnnie Jackson is the fulcrum of Charlton's midfield. Photo: PA

Manager: Chris Powell

Position last season: 1st in League One

Nickname: The Addicks

Ground: The Valley

Capacity: 27,111

Players in: Lawrie Wilson (Stevenage, undisclosed), Jordan Cook (Sunderland, free)

Players out: Gary Doherty (Wycombe, free), Freddie Warren (Barnet, free), Jason Euell, Mikel Alonso and Tosan Popo (all released)

Key man: Club captain Johnnie Jackson (pictured) holds the Charlton midfield together, and also provides an attacking threat having bagged 13 goals last season. His set-piece ability shouldn't be underestimated either.

Chances: A quiet summer down at The Valley following last year's overhaul, but boss Powell believes his League One champions can make the step up and he should be proved right.

ITV prediction: 10th