Huddersfield Town fans will be keeping a close eye on events at The Valley tonight.

Charlton, five points and four berths behind Mark Robins’ 17th-placed side with two games in hand on them, have a crunch Championship clash with relegation rivals Barnsley.

Danny Wilson’s Reds are bottom of the pile in the wake of their 1-0 defeat at Bolton on Saturday, when Charlton lost 3-0 at Brighton, Town’s Good Friday visitors.

Barnsley are 10 points behind Town, on whom they have one game in hand.

The South Yorkshire side will be six points adrift of safety if they suffer their third straight defeat in South London.

Charlton go into the game on an eight-game alternating win-loss streak and can pull four points clear of the drop zone and up to 18th with a victory.

Barnsley, who recently brought in former Town player and Bradford, Wigan and Walsall manager Chris Hutchings as a coach, missed a late penalty against Bolton.

Wilson could freshen things up by bringing in Martin Cranie, Paddy McCourt and Nick Proschwitz.

Former Town loan striker Simon Church is pushing for a Charlton recall.

Charlton captain Johnnie Jackson said: “Ultimately it is going to be the games against the sides in and around us which define where we end up.

“This is the really vital one to push ourselves on and put some distance between us and the teams behind us.

“Even a point would push us up a place and it is a game less for the opposition.”

Charlton have been playing twice a week for a month because of a fixture backlog.

Jackson added: “Psychologically results went okay for us on Saturday.

“If we had dropped into the bottom three there would have been more pressure on us.

“But that won’t affect the way we approach it as we know it is a huge game.”

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