Charlton boss Lee Bowyer distances himself from Roland Duchatelet’s demand that the EFL acquire the Addicks

Charlton boss Lee Bowyer has distanced himself from comments made by owner Roland Duchatelet, where the Belgian tycoon demanded the EFL take control of the South London outfit.

Duchatelet has been unable to secure a sale of the Addicks despite looking to offload for over a year. He then made the bizarre suggestion that the organisation than runs the Football League should acquire the club via its official website on Thursday afternoon.

Bowyer, speaking after his side’s creditable 1-1 draw at Doncaster Rovers, doesn’t want people to be distracted by comments that he can’t control.

“All I do is concentrate on my job,” explained the Addicks boss.

Charlton Athletic’s Manager Lee Bowyer (centre) in the stand at Doncaster 

“My job is to get us promotion. That’s all I’m concentrating on. Everything else that is happening everywhere else, people will make it into negative stories but for me, there should be good stories that are coming out.

“Our side, we’ve lost one in the last five, we’re in fifth, we’re five points above the nearest side below us. We’ve got 11 games left. There’s a lot of positives but no one seems to talk about them.

“Everyone focuses on the negative stuff that’s happening and that’s stuff that unfortunately I can’t control. So no, I don’t really take make notice of what’s being said elsewhere.”

He also thanked the 1,101 supporters who made the trip to the Keepmoat Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

“That’s the most important thing,” he added.

“The fans have been great all season. Very vocal again today and I’m grateful for that. I thank them all the time for their support. Saturday is a massive game. The place will be bouncing next weekend I’m looking forward to that.”

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