Wednesday on Saturday – Rotherham revisited?

After two great results on Saturday and Tuesday, Charlton now move on to thoughts of Wednesday on another Saturday. This weekend an away trip to Hillsborough beckons for Ben Garner's unbeaten side.

Our third league game of the season is likely to provide our stiffest test to date but this weekend could be the perfect time to play a side that appear to be expecting big things this season. They seem to be massively hungry to emulate local rivals Rotherham United's achievements from last season. This summer they have made a number of highly rated signings including a couple very well known to us.

The first is our former loanee Akin Famewo and the second Michael Smith who was also formerly an Addick before he moved on to achieve a couple of promotions with Rotherham. Alongside this they have snapped up centre-back Michael Ihiekwe, also from Rotherham, and Welsh international Will Vaulks, also formerly of Rotherham and Cardiff.

There very definitely seems to be a common theme here to Wednesday manager Darren Moore's summer signings. Rotherham are to The Owls, what Swindon are to The Addicks, perhaps. But on a serious note, we are seeing two very different approaches to management at play here. Ben Garner has talked about having Charlton punch above their weight this season whilst Darren Moore, already proven as a player and manager at the highest levels of the game, has far more resources and experienced personnel at his disposal.

Thankfully for us, a couple of those resources are unavailable at the weekend with both Famewo and Smith joining a long list of injury worries for Wednesday. That's why it could be a good time to play them. Pressure's on Darren Moore to get promotion this season and there's talk of new signings coming through the door. Unusually at this stage of a season, we are looking like the far more settled of the two sides.

We know where we want to go, ever further northwards in the League One table, and hopefully Saturday's trip to Hillsborough will provide us with another shot of confidence to sustain us on that journey. Another Aaron Henry classic would be nice along the way but for a start we'll take the three points.

And for those fans heading to Hillsborough, especially anyone going for the first time, it is a great stadium to visit. There are plenty of pubs in Sheffield too. We could still be feeling the effects of Saturday on Sunday but none of us will care as long as it's a repeat of Tuesday and aaaaaaaaah... Aaron Henry's goal.

PS - there are still some away tickets left at the time of writing