The arrival of Tim Sherwood can inspire Swindon to victory in Saturdays TV clash.
Swindon v Charlton - Saturday 12:00, Sky Sports 1
Swindon unveiled Tim Sherwood as their new director of football on Thursday with chairman Lee Power at pains to make it clear the move isn’t a demotion for Luke Williams - Sherwood won’t be the manager. However, the former Aston Villa boss will take training and talk to the players in the dressing room on matchdays, which sounds very much like he will be the manager in effect.
Whatever the technicalities, expect the players to be inspired by the sound of a new voice and Sherwood to crowned with a new title in the coming months, so long as he doesn’t fear any significant damage to his reputation once he has had a few weeks to survey the quality at his disposal. So let’s pursue the potential bounce effect and back the home win at 5/2.
Charlton are better than their position in the table (14th) would suggest - their 54 per cent shot ratio ranks them seventh - but they are not the sort of team you should be chalking up at 6/5 away from home. Russell Slade’s men have just four victories to their name, three of them at home, against the current bottom two and Coventry (when they were bottom).
The Addicks have won the shot count only once in seven away games so far but they’ve managed to scrape five draws and a win from that. The opposition has been fairly mediocre, so it shouldn’t require a great leap of the faith to imagine them finally getting their comeuppance here. Take the 18/1 available on the Swindon 2-0 correct score.