CHARLTON will be making their first trip to Valley Parade since City's Premier League days – but there is one very familiar face leading the opposition.

Karl Robinson has been a regular foe during his lengthy six-year stint in charge of MK Dons, usually on the losing side.

Robinson has already been beaten once by the Bantams this term when they won 2-1 at stadium:MK in August.

He will be hoping that a change in team will bring a change in luck for his first league game in charge tomorrow.

Ironically, Robinson kicked off his Charlton reign against his former club in the FA Cup last week.

Previous boss Russell Slade lasted only four months in the hottest of hot-seats and the off-field battles between fans and the board remain a constant issue.

Yet Robinson is determined to reconnect with the Valley faithful, whatever their beef with his bosses.

He said: "The price doesn't go up or down if we win or lose, so we have to treat the fans with respect. The next stage is to develop this club moving forward.

"My players give me everything. They'll learn about me, how honest I am and how hard I'm going to work.

"I'm going to do my damnedest. I'm going to be working every hour God sends to try and coach and coach. The more we coach, the better we become."

Slade was sacked after last month's 3-0 loss at Swindon, Charlton's only league defeat since October 1.

But mid-season managerial change is nothing new for former Leeds defender Jason Pearce.

He said: "It happened when I was at Wigan and at Leeds. It has started to become more of a regular thing in football.

"Managers don't always get time if results aren't coming. There is chop and change. Hopefully this gaffer gets some time to put his stamp on how he wants to play.

"He wants us to not fear teams and show what we can do. Charlton Athletic are a big club at this level."